County schools selecting spellers for county bee

Hillsboro Middle School and Elementary School have identified their top spellers for the Marion County Spelling Bee on Feb. 7 at Peabody-Burns Elementary School. Both schools had their building spelling Jan. 24. Hillsboro Elementary School Winners At Hillsboro Elementary School, the top three were (from left) fifth-grader Luke Isaac, the champion; fourth-grader Ben Werner, the runner-up; and the alternate, third-grader Braxton Hiebert. Hillsboro Middle School Winners The winner at HMS was seventh-grader Connor Hiebert (left); sixth-grader Kori Arnold placed second and seventh-grader Matthew Potucek placed third. Connor and Kori will represent Hillsboro at the Marion County Spelling Bee Feb. 7 at Peabody Burns Elementary School; Matthew will be the alternate.

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