Twelve Allen County Schools were represented at the 32ndt annual Allen County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The bee was hosted and sponsored by the Allen County Educational Service Center, and the excellent pronouncing skills of Mike Miller. It was conducted at Shawnee Middle School. The Allen County ESC is most grateful for this comfortable setting and conducive environment to conduct the bee.
All spellers received certificates and participant trophies. The champion was presented with a $100 gift card. 1st Runner-up received a $75 gift card. 2nd Runner-up received a $50 gift card. All three were given striking acrylic trophies to commemorate their accomplishment, thanks to our OSU-Lima sponsor.
Participation in a spelling bee increases a student's vocabulary, spelling skills, learning concepts and helps to develop correct English usage. Scripp's Howard has a rich website full of lists of words along with appropriate challenges to help our young spellers develop these academic skills. Vocabulary knowledge is foundational to all other academic content areas so it is a valuable skill to develop.
Champion Speller this year was Meldoy Gallaspie - Elida Middle School
1st Runner-Up was Vy Dang- Perry Junior High School
2nd Runner-Up was Nathaniel Bontrager - Spencerville Middle School
We are proud to know we have so many good spellers in Allen County!