Jan 25, 2013

James McClure wins District Spelling Bee

BRADFORD—James McClure, a Versailles Middle School student, lasted four rounds to become the District Champion in this year’s Dayton Daily News Spelling Bee. The son of David and Michelle McClure, James’ winning word was predicament.

Earning second place was Mackenzie Gambill, daughter of Nicole Wood and a student at Bradford Junior High. Nicole Brocious, daughter of April and Jeff Brocious and a student at Franklin Monroe elementary, placed third.

Also competing were Ceirek Daniels, Mississinawa Valley elementary; Mekenna Anderson, Tri-Village Elementary; Bailey Stammen, Ansonia Junior High; Wills Troutwine, Arcanum Middle School; Macy Schepis, Tri-Village Junior High; Jacob Shellabarger, Franklin Monroe Junior High; Reece Stammen, Ansonia Elementary; Caleb Flora, Bradford Elementary; Jonathan Riley, Arcanum Elementary; and William Cozart, Jr., Mississinawa Valley Junior High.

Moderator for the competition was April Wulber, Darke County Educational Service Center. Judi York and PJ Burgett were the coordinators; Lorraine Hart, pronouncer; Dave Shellhaas, Darke County Educational Service Center, roundkeeper; Carl Jones and Patty Bernard, judges.

The event was hosted by Bradford Exempted Village School. 

Nicole Brocious, James McClure and Mackenzie Gambill 


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