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Kosciusko County spelling bee winners

Akron Elementary School

Jessy Weitzel, grade 5, son of Eric and Patricia Weitzel, spelled evaluate to win. Runner-up Domingo Santiago, grade 5, son of Serafin and April Santiago.

Claypool Elementary School

Gordon Horton, grade 5, son of Gordonell Horton, spelled ardent to win. Runner-up Matthew Fox, grade 5, son of Brent and Amber Cox.

Edgewood Middle School

Eric Williamson, grade 7, son of Glen and Laurie Williamson, spelled incredible to win. Runner-up David Homme, grade 8, son of Marilyn and Steve Homme.

Eisenhower Elementary School

Jack Williamson, grade 5, son of Dan and Jana Williamson, spelled factoid to win. Runner-up Michael Williams, grade 5, son David and Cindy Williams.

Harrison Elementary School

Shreya Vuriti, grade 5, daughter of Radha Manohar and Swarnaha Vuriti, spelled muscular to win. Runner-up Thalia Alvarez, grade 6, daughter of Maria Hurtado.

Jefferson Elementary School

Nathan Freeman, grade 6, son of Rich and Jami Freeman, spelled equivalent to win. Runner-up Zach Morgan, grade 6, son of Tom and Kim Morgan.

Lakeview Middle School

Cole Hoskins, grade 8, son of Matt and Leah Hoskins, spelled indivisible to win. Runner-up Brad Nethercutt, grade 8, son of Wayne and Julie Nethercutt.

Leesburg Elementary School

Madison Reincke, grade 5, daughter of Scott and Brandy Reincke, spelled covetous to win. Runner-up Katlynn Brower, grade 6, daughter of Chad and Renda Brower.

Lincoln Elementary School

Gavin Hough, grade 6, son of Angela Hough, spelled planetarium to win. Runner-up Patrick Priest, grade 6, son of James and Cheri Priest.

Madison Elementary School

Kurt Benedict, grade 6, son of Bart and Laura Benedict, spelled mandate to win. Runners-up Abby Rucoi and Hudson Bollinger. Rucoi, grade 6, daughter of Jake and Jennifer Rucoi and Bollinger, grade 5, daughter of Gabe Bollinger.

Mentone Elementary School

Colt Demske, grade 5, son of Lisa and Mark Demske, spelled souvenir to win. Runner-up Nathaniel Roberts, grade 5, son of Tommy and Chrissy Roberts.

Milford School 5th/6th grade

Logan Hollar, grade 5, son of Mitch and Jaime Hollar, spelled caravan to win. Runner-up JOrdan Carson, grade 6, son of Jeff and Tina Carson.

Milford School 7th/8th grade

Evan Krueger, grade 8, son of Jeff and Michelle Krueger, spelled implicit to win. Runner-up Jordan Ethridge, grade 7, son of Alfred Ethridge.

North Webster Elementary School

Evan Coblentz, grade 5, son of Allen and Mindy Coblentz, spelled factories to win. Runner-up Brooklynn Willis, grade 5, son of Tracie Willis.

Pierceton Elementary School

Aleisa McCram, grade 5, daughter of Alan and Michele McCrum, spelled stratification to win. Runner-up Amanda Leppek, grade 5, daughter of Andy and Patti Leppek.

Sacred Heart School

Dawson Vilamaa, grade 6, son of Nik and Darcey Vilamaa, spelled monumental to win. Runner-up Grayson Kilburn, grade 5, daughter of Randy and Anisa Kilburn.

Syracuse Elementary School

Aundreya Wegener, grade 5, daughter of Quinn and Sarah Wegener, spelled concentrate to win. Runner-up Gracie Morrison, grade 5, daughter of Jason and Amanda Morrison.

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Hannah Jansma, grade 6, daughter of Michael and Rosi Jansma, spelled hors d’ oeuvre to win. Runner-up Brandon George, grade 8, son of Valerie Croy.

Warsaw Christian School

Anna Reimink, grade 6, daughter of Matt and Lisa Reimink, spelled indivisible to win. Runner-up Carlie Wise, grade 6, daughter of Steve and Charlotte Wise.

Washington Elementary School

Madelyn Ray, grade 6, daughter of Thomas and Kathy Ray, spelled caravan to win. Runner-up Keller Swartzentruber, grade 6, son of Don and Christy Swartzentruber.

Wawasee Middle School

Calab VanLue, grade 6, son of Melissa VanLue, spelled intricate to win. Runner-up Roger Fitzpatrick, grade 7, son of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick.

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