Upshur students to compete in District Spelling Bee


BUCKHANNON — Students will gather on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Buckhannon-Upshur High School auditorium to compete in the Upshur County School Spelling Bee. Student representatives and alternates from fourth to eighth grades have been selected to represent their school for this event.

Spelling bee participants from each school include:

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School

6th Grade

Bailee Lowther, Representative

Cassity Demastes, Representative

Noah Gillum, Alternate

7th Grade

Bryce Nguyen, Representative

Lila Wright, Representative

Clarissa Cook, Alternate

8th Grade

Bear Metheny, Representative

Addison Zirkle, Representative

Parker Lockwood, Alternate

Buckhannon Academy Elementary School

4th Grade

Emma Hardy, Representative

Miley Tallman and Braylea Squires, Alternates

5th Grade

Rayna Rhoades, Representative

Tyler Allman, Alternate

French Creek Elementary School

4th Grade

Cecilia Colini, Representative

Zoey Burr, Alternate

5th Grade

Kenton Stump, Representative

Rease Zirkle, Alternate

Hodgesville Elementary School

4th Grade

Bailey Moody, Representative

Jacob White, Alternate

5th Grade

Kaiden Wagner, Representative

Gavin Bosley, Alternate

Rock Cave Elementary School

4th Grade

Isabella Nottingham, Representative

Ian Bickel, Alternate

5th Grade

Sam Beckner, Representative

Rylen Umble, Alternate

Tennerton Elementary School

4th Grade

Madelyn Bennett, Representative

Mason Lantz, Alternate

5th Grade

Brylea Daugherty, Representative

Dominic Figueroa, Alternate

Union Elementary School

4th Grade

Ethan Orth, Representative

Emma Pingley, Alternate

5th Grade

Jackson Shepherd, Representative

Seth Auvil, Alternate

Washington District Elementary School

4th Grade

Halle Moody, Representative

Mady Linger, Alternate

5th Grade

Luke Bennett, Representative

Matthew Hawkins, Alternate

The district level spelling bee is coordinated by the Upshur County Board of Education and Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Special thanks to Mrs. Sarah Wamsley and her Digital Imaging students for their creative works and efforts in developing the spelling bee awards. We look forward to seeing all participants and their families on Tuesday. May the fourth ‘bee’ with you!

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