Spelling Bee champs crowned

Newcomerstown Middle School had its annual Rachel B. Stoffer Spelling Bee on Feb. 22. After an astounding 33 rounds, sixth grader Hannah Howell correctly spelled the word "adieu" to be crowned as the local champion. Howell will be the school's representative at the regional spelling bee at Glen Oak High School on March 6. After a hard fought battle, first runner-up was Sara Miller, seventh grade student, and second runner-up was Shauna Cox, sixth grade. Pictured, l to r, are Hannah Howell, Sara Miller and Shauna Cox.