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59th Annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee winner Kaelyn Bender

Noble County spelling bee winners

Albion Elementary School

Lucas Deck, grade 5, son of Tim and Lori Deck, spelled longitude to win. Runner-up Jordon Primmer, grade 5, son of Amanda and Harry Primmer.

Central Noble Middle School

Tanner Vandegrift, grade 6, son of Eric and Stephanie Vandegrift, spelled turban to win. Runner-up Hannah Weiss, grade 6, daughter of Tricia Weiss.

Oak Farm Montessori School

Emma Coville, grade 4, daughter of Lisa and Robinson Coville, spelled fauna to win. Runner-up Reagan Albright, grade 6, son of Jerry and Nikole Albright.

St. John Lutheran School

Sahil Patel, grade 7, son of Rajesh and Pinki Patel, spelled recyclable to win. Runner-up Lief Brandgard, grade 8, son of Dane and Carie Brandgard.

St. Mary of the Assumption School

Kaelyn Bender, grade 8, daughter of Shaney and Craig Bender, spelled protuberant to win. Runner-up Mya Diffenderfer, grade 8, daughter of Robert and Julea Diffenderfer.

Wayne Center Elementary School

Jacob Farmer, grade 6, son of Lydia and Andrew Famer, spelled monumental to win. Runner-up Sydney Hamblin, grade 6, daughter of Jacelyn and Kent Hamblin.

West Noble Middle School

Dylan Sherwin, grade 8, son of Josh and Susan Gavin, spelled fantastically to win. Runner-up Lydia Lowe, grade 6, daughter of Nathan and Ann Lowe.

Wolf Lake Elementary

Lucas Magnuson, grade 5, son of Mark and Laura Magnuson, spelled glossary to win. Runner-up Kylie Zumbrun, grade 5, daughter of Brian and Christina Zumbrun.