Quinn Maceyko wins county spelling bee

By Evelyn Long

March 18, 2014

Thirty students from three Morrow County schools competed in the annual Morrow County Spelling Bee on Monday, March 10 in the Drouhard auditorium at Cardington-Lincoln High School. Students competing were from Northmor, Highland and the host school.

Winner was Quinn Maceyko, an eighth grade student at Cardington-Lincoln Junior High School. He correctly spelled “Operator” and then “Messaging.”

Second place winner was Grant Gillum from Highland Middle School and third place was won by Will Dixon, Highland Elementary.

Rounding out the top twelve spellers were Ben Rinehart, Robin Strawser, and Hannah Hylton, Highland Middle School; Wyatt Grove, Highland Elementary; Tyler Brown and Ethan Crowley, Northmor Elementary School; Lily Tate, Northmor Junior High; Eric Hamilton, Cardington Elementary and Christina Rose, Cardington Junior High School.

These twelve spellers will compete in the Tri-County Spelling Bee at MOESC, Mansfield on March 18. They will join students from Crawford and Richland Counties in this spelling bee. MOESC is located at 890 West Fourth Street.

Trophies were awarded by Cardington Yutaka Corp to the top three spellers at Cardington and certificates of recognition were presented to the top twelve by the host school.

Pronouncing the words at the county bee was Marty Barnett. Judges were Jillian Kauffman, and Pauline Whitsel, Cardington teachers; and Sarah Creswell, Northmor teacher The bee was coordinated by Carol Neighbor from MOESC.