Hillsboro schools pick top spellers in preperation for annual county spelling bee

Pictured are the HES top three: champion Camden Padgett, runner-up Tristan Rathbone, Kori Arnold, all fourth graders. Hillsboro Free Press Staff PhotosHillsboro Elementary School and Hillsboro Middle School held spelling bees last Thursday to determine who will represent the two schools in the Marion County Spelling Bee later this month.?? The Marion County Spelling Bee will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Centre K-12 School. The event will be in the north gymnasium with participants checking in between 9:15-9:30 a.m. The public is invited, but once the event starts at 10 a.m., no admission is allowed.


In this photo are the middle school winners: (from left) Abby Driggers, an eighth-grader who be the alternate, second-place finisher Jessi Dalke, a sixth-grader, champion Mary Elena Heyen, a sixth-grader, and Callie Arnold, a seventh-grader, who tied Driggers for third place. The two girls then had a spell off to determine who the alternate would be. Hillsboro Free Press Staff Photos

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