The annual Rachel B. Stoffer Spelling Bee took place at Newcomerstown Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 12. Eighth-grader Logan Hendricks became this year's champion by correctly spelling the word "medicate." First runner-up was sixth grader Brandy Addy and second runner-up was eighth grader Molly Popadak. Hendricks will go on to compete in the 63rd Grand Final Regional Spelling Bee at Glen Oak High School in Canton on March 7. Pictured above are, l to r, Hendricks, Addy and Popadak with their trophies.