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Woodmore student wins spelling bee

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Jackson Grefe, of Jackman Elementary School, spelling a word. Behind him at left is Samantha Schofield, and at right is Joel Gollehon, of Lake Local Schools, who had just missed a word.

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The final four, from left: Katelyn Farmer, of Oak Harbor Middle School; Phoebe Jackson, Woodmore Elementary; Ben Heck, of St. Michael's Middle School in Findlay; and Samantha Schofield, of Fallen Timbers Middle School.

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Spelling-Bee-judges

Judges Steve Dolley, left, Debby Geyer, Bailey Shoemaker Richards, Blade Spelling Bee championship winner, 2003 & 2004, and, standing at podium, Paul Moffitt, pronouncer. Participant is Sierra Steinmetz, of Tiffin Middle School.

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Olivia Ernest, 12, a speller from Arcadia Elementary, and her mother Julie Ernest, watch as the spelling bee continues.

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Katelyn Farmer, of Oak Harbor Middle School, seated, starts to clap Phoebe Jackson, of Woodmore Elementary, is declared the champion in the spelling bee. Farmer is the first runner-up.

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Katelyn Farmer, of Oak Harbor Middle School, left, starts to clap as Phoebe Jackson, of Woodmore Elementary, is declared the champion in the spelling bee. Farmer is the first runner-up.

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Samantha Schofield, of Fallen Timbers Elementary School, spelling a word during the contest.

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Spelling-finalists

The final four, from left, Katelyn Farmer, of Oak Harbor Middle School; Phoebe Jackson, of Woodmore Elementary; Ben Heck, of St. Michael's Middle School in Findlay; and Samantha Schofield, of Fallen Timbers Middle School.

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