Lucas wins WL-S Middle School Spelling Bee


Submitted by Allison Wygal

West Liberty-Salem 6th-grader Braylon Lucas was recently named the Middle School Spelling Bee Champion.

Lucas won in the 14th round by correctly spelling the word “intubated.”

8th-grader, Jill Fullenkamp, was the runner-up.

WL-S Middle School had 8 representatives from each grade level and spelled a total of 147 words.

Lucas will go on to compete in the next round of the state spelling bee by taking an online test to determine his placement in the regional spelling bee at Ohio University this spring.