Garrettsville – On December 21, the James A. Garfield Middle School held its annual Spelling Bee. Words like clodhopper, precursor, heredity, and opinionated stumped all but 3 of the 44 spellers.
The winners were 7th grader Travis Witchey, son of Jeremy and Clarissa Witchey of Freedom and 8th grader, Aaron Craver, son of Christie and Donald Craver of Garrettsville. The alternate speller is 7th grader Carter Frato-Sweeney, son of Libby and Ed Frato-Sweeney of Hiram.
The representatives will advance to the County Spelling Bee on January 25 at Malplewood Career Center.
Thanks to Mr. John Bennett, Mrs. Bethany Maresh, Mr. Don King and Mr. Derek Hatcher for judging the tournament. Mrs. Jackie Lovelace is the Spelling Bee Coordinator and Pronouncer.