Best speller in Logan County crowned Tuesday night

By Bill Tipple and News

Bellefontaine Middle School seventh-grader Sloan Stolly was crowned champion in the annual Logan County Spelling Bee Tuesday night at the Holland Theatre.

BMS seventh-grader Caden Yoder was runner-up after a two-round spell-off against Bellefontaine Intermediate School fifth-grader Eva Wilson.

Stolly spelled “unseemly” to advance to the championship word. She then spelled “engagement” to win the title.

Stolly is the daughter of Josh and Whitney Stolly.

Yoder is the son of Colin and Carrie Yoder.

The annual competition went 18 rounds, including the two-round spell-off.

The spelling bee featured eleven students from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, and Riverside.

The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center hosted the spelling bee.

Erica Baer was the emcee.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center Superintendent Scott Howell, Indian Lake Schools Gifted Specialist Cammie Honaker, and Bellefontaine City Schools Gifted Specialist Katie Davis served as judges.