Six students representing Bucyrus at county spelling bee

While the winter season may bring snow and colder temperatures, it also brings the start of the spelling bee“season” for students across the country. Since December, Bucyrus Elementary and Middle School students have been exercising their spelling bee skills with several goals in mind.

Following a district-wide spelling test with the 15 top grade level spellers in grades 4-8, six total winning spellers were determined to qualify for the local bee.  The following Bucyrus students have been invited to compete in the Crawford County Spelling Bee at 7:00 p.m. at Buckeye Central Jan. 10.

Keatin Lawhun (fourth grade), Camron Johns (fifth grade), Isabel Johnson (sixth grade), Chris Palmer (seventh grade) and Zach Snyder (eighth grade) will represent the district inthe Crawford County Spelling Bee. Students have met with their ELA teacher to receive notification letters and onlineaccess to study packets and Spelling Bee Guidelines. 

The top twelve finishers in the Crawford County Spelling Bee will advance to the Tri-County Spelling Bee. This event will be held at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield.

“I want to commend our students for their hard work in preparing for the spelling bee,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “Good luck to our students at this year’s county spelling bee.”

To learn more about the spelling bee program in the Bucyrus City School District, contact Gifted Coordinator CarrieWood at