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Lagrange County spelling bee winners

Lakeland Middle School

Paige Wentworth, grade 6, daughter of Jason and Elizabeth Wentworth, spelled karma to win. Runner-up Roberta Keck, grade 6, daughter of Sherry Keck.

Lima-Brighton Elementary School

Samantha Scigouski, grade 5, daughter of Karan and George Scigouski, spelled hula to win. Runner-up Tyrah Bowdish, grade 5, daughter of Jamie Bowdish.

Parkside Elementary School

Sharandeep Kaur, grade 5, daughter of Sarbjit Singh and Janjeet Kaur, spelled recyclable to win. Runner-up Madilyn Carter, grade 5, daughter of Angela and Dwight Carter.

Prairie Heights Middle School

Zane Rowden, grade 6, son of Trent and Tiffany Rowden, spelled opulent to win. Runner-up Taylor Hess, grade 8, son of Travis and Jodi Hess.

Westview Elementary School

Lindsay Stoltzfus, grade 5, daughter of Rich and Heidi Stoltzfus, spelled efficient to win. Runner-up Kendra Hochstetler, grade 5, daughter of Myron and Tressie Hochstetler.

Westview Junior-Senior High School

Morgan Kelly, grade 7, daughter of John and Marci Kelly, spelled recyclable to win. Runner-up Sammy Salim, grade 7, son of Khalil Salim and Layla Ahmed.

Wolcott-Mills Elementary School

Gabe Haines, grade 5, son of Teresa and Chad Haines, spelled evaluate to win. Runner-up Arion Bock, grade 4, daughter of Marissa Carpenter.