Putnam County 2020 Spelling Bee Results

Putnam County 2020 Spelling Bee Results
Posted on 01/13/2020
Putnam County 2020 County-Wide Spelling Bee

Twenty-two talented student spellers traveled from across Putnam County to compete in the 2020 Putnam County Schools Spelling Bee hosted at Buffalo High School on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

After an hour and a half long bee ending in 7 Rounds, we crowned a new PCS Spelling Bee Champion. Congratulations to Carleigh Lewis of Teays Valley Christian!

Carleigh correctly spelled the anticipated Championship Word, “officiant,” receiving the title of 2020 Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion! Runner-Up for the evening was Blake Lipscomb of Calvary, and PCS Bee Alternate was Addison Redmond of Poca Elementary.

Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion and Runner-Up will advance to represent Putnam County at the Gazette-Mail Spelling Bee in March hosted at Capital High School in Charleston.

We want to thank our wonderful spelling bee judges (Sonya Shue, Asst. Superintendent C&I, Elizabeth Hoh, Director of Elementary Education, and Lynda Rumbaugh, Director of Adolescent Education) and our fantastic guest pronouncer, Megan Tarbett (Director, Putnam County Library) for taking time to join us again this year to help make this a special event for our student-spellers!

Thank you to our event sponsors and friends at Poca Valley Bank and the Putnam County Library! PVB once again generously sponsored our Spelling Bee and donated $50 to our runner-up and $100 to our Spelling Bee Champion! PCL awarded our champion and runner-up with Kindles! We are beyond grateful for our community partnerships in Poca Valley Bank and the Putnam County Library.

We are tremendously proud of ALL of our student participants! It is a great honor to represent your school at the county level! Congrats to our PCS Spellers and our new Champion Carleigh!

Putnam County 2020 Spelling Bee Champions

(Pictured Left, Runner-Up, Blake Lipscomb, Calvary; Center, Champion, 
Carleigh Lewis, Teays Valley Christian; Right, Alternate, Addison Redmond, Poca Elementary)