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Amber Voigtschild Crowned 42nd Annual Lawrence County Spelling Bee Champion
Updated February 10, 2016 8:18 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BEDFORD) - Amber Voigtschild is the 42nd Annual Lawrence County Spelling Bee champion.

Voigstchild, a 7th grade Lawrence County home school student, received a $100 cash prize provided by Bedford Federal Savings Bank, a pizza party provided by Marcos Pizza, a 1340 AM WBIW Spelling Bee t-shirt, a certificate and a Spelling Bee bobble-head trophy.

She will now advance to the 2016 Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 5 at the Kentucky Center for The Arts.

Voigstchild took the title after spelling the word "glacier" correctly.

Placing second was Owen Beaver, an 8th grader at Shawswick Middle School. Beaver misspelled the word "toboggan".

Sarah Getman, a 7th grader at St. Vincent de Paul, placed third.

Rounding out the competition were:

  • 4th place - Abigail Embry, a 7th grader, at Mitchell Junior High
  • 5th place - Ben Wray, a 5th grader at Fayetteville Elementary School. Wray was the Elementary Champion.
  • 6th place - Madeline Case, a 7th grader at Bedford Middle School
  • 7th place - Olivia Kinderthain, a 7th grader at Oolitic Junior High.

The event hosted by 1340 AM WBIW was held at Schafer Auditorium.

All participants received a 1340 AM WBIW Spelling Bee t-shirt and a certificate. The top three will also receive a bee bobble-head trophy.

1340 AM WBIW would like to thank the following for helping present The 42nd Annual Lawrence County Spelling Bee...


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