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Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:13
The 2013 Wood County Spelling Bee will be held Saturday in Bowling Green.
The competition will start at 9 a.m. at the Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 N. Research Drive.
The Exchange Club of Bowling Green, Jim Palmer Excavating Inc. and the ESC is sponsoring the event.
Sixteen students will compete, with six going on to the championship bee set for March 14 at Owens Community College.
The students competing, and their school, are:
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Nolan McHugh - Rossford Junior High School
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Mary Kalmar - Bowling Green Middle School
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Nathan Banky - Lake Middle School ¬†
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Annika Keeton - Frank Elementary School, Perrysburg
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Ceci Guernsey - Otsego Elementary School
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Andrew Robinette - St. Aloysius Catholic School
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Daniel Feng _¬† Woodland Elementary School, Perrysburg
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Joshua Holley - Lake Elementary School
Elmwood, Northwood, North Baltimore and Eastwood will send two students each, because of the configuration of grades in their buildings and district.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Jared Ault - Elmwood Middle School, fifth grade
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Ciaira Brown - Elmwood Middle School, seventh grade
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Tabitha Escalante - Eastwood Middle School, sixth grade
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Jacob Montag - Eastwood Middle School, eighth grade
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Lane Behee - Northwood Elementary School
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Aaron Grant - Northwood High School, eighth grade
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Tyler Schwartz - Powell Elementary School, North Baltimore
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Andrew Shelton¬† - North Baltimore Middle School
The word pronouncer will be Jeff Smith, co-anchor of WTVG News Channel 13 ABC.
Judges will be Jessica Blakely, of Bowling Green Care Center, and Kyle Kanuckel, ESC superintendent.
During the competition, having started to spell a word, a speller may stop and start over, retracing the spelling from the beginning. In retracing, however, there can be no change of letters or their sequence from those first pronounced. If letters or their sequence is changed in the respelling, the speller will be eliminated.
The spelling bee shall be conducted in rounds. Each speller remaining in the bee at the start of a round shall spell one word in the round. Upon missing the spelling of a word, a speller immediately drops out of the contest. The next word on the pronouncer's list is given to the next speller. If none of the spellers remaining in the bee at the start of a round spells a word correctly during the round, all shall remain in the competition.  
All spellers eliminated in the same round will be tied for the same place.
If none of the spellers remaining in the spelling bee at the start of a round spells a word correctly during that round, all remain in the competition and a new round begins.
If only one speller spells correctly in a round, a new one-word round begins and the speller is given an opportunity to spell the next word on the list. If the speller succeeds in correctly spelling the anticipated championship word in this one-word round, the speller is declared the champion.
If a speller misspells the anticipated championship word in a one-word round, a new round begins with all the spellers who spelled (correctly and incorrectly) in the previous round. The spellers will spell in their original order.
Coordinating the event is Melissa Dimmerling, of Lake Local Schools.

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