JCS District Spelling Bee winners

Pictured are top finishers of the Jackson City School District spelling bee. From the left are Aidan Rippeth, first place; Bodhin Wolford, third place; Tucker Williams, fifth place; Drew Neff, fourth place; and Tayler Williams, second place. Back row, from the left are school board members Brian Morris, Alyce Smith, Spelling Bee Coordinator Philip Kuhn, school board member Kim Harless, and Board President Brian Moore.

JACKSON — During a Jackson City School District Board of Education meeting in January, five students were each honored for their performances in the annual district spelling bee.

Philip Kuhn, who coordinates the event, said the spelling bee was held in December 2019 with at least 30 students participating. Each student had to first qualify before participating in the district spelling bee.

The pronouncer for the spelling bee was Candice Weddington.

The top five students received trophies, which were sponsored by Supt. Phil Howard and Assistant Supt. Joe Hemsley. Then the top three students also received a gift certificate from WesBanco.

The top finishers of the spelling bee were Aidan Rippeth, first place; Tayler Williams, second place; Bodhin Wolford, third place; Drew Neff, fourth place; and Tucker Williams, fifth place.

Each student was presented with a certificate of recognition by the school board.

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