The Association of Christian Schools International District Spelling Bee was conducted in January at Jefferson County Christian School in Mingo Junction. Local schools competing were Word of Life Christian Academy in Warren, Salem Christian Academy and Heartland Christian School in Columbiana. The host school also competed. The results:
Sam Ross, JCCS, 1st; Jacob Froats, WOL, 2nd; Daniel Bancroft, HCS, 3rd; Melanie Lewis, JCCS, 4th.
Austin Ritcher, HCS, 1st; Emily McIntyre, WOL, 2nd; Ciara Andrews, SCA, 3rd; Mark Cooper WOL, 4th.
Charles Bancroft, HCS, 1st; Sarah Benich, WOL, 2nd; Erica Runyan, WOL, 3rd; Kyle Costal, SCA, 4th.
David Daum, WOL, 1st; Kristol Kinney, JCCS, 2nd; Brittany Gisler, HCS, 3rd; Zachary Towslee, JCCS, 4th.
Lauren Costello, JCCS, 1st; Vanessa Webber, WOL, 2nd; Jessica Trevino, SCA, 3rd; Josiah Quillen, JCCS, 4th.
Jordan McDaniel, SCA, 1st; Jessica Stearns, HCS, 2nd; Tiffany Overly, SCA, 3rd; Alexis Leonard, JCCS, 4th.
The top two finishers in grades 5-8 competed in the runoff round, with the top four finishers moving on to the regional bee to be held in Columbus in April. The top four were Samuel Quillen, grade 7, JCCS, 1st; Jordan McDaniel, grade 6, SCA, 2nd; Daniel Hutchison, grade 8, JCCS, 3rd; and Jessica Stearns, grade 6, HCS, 4th.