TOP SPELLERS. Winning the title of county champion went to 7th grader Evan Vearil of Tuscola and runner-up was 8th grader Kaden Herschberger from Arthur. The pair will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 17. Congratulations to both students.
The Douglas County Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, February 26 at Yoder’s Kitchen in Arthur.
Twelve finalists from Arcola, Arthur, Tuscola, and Villa Grove vied for the title of county champion. After competing for several rounds, 7th grader Evan Vearil from Tuscola was the winner spelling the word “testimony” correctly and 8th grader Kaden Herschberger of Arthur was the runner-up.
Vearil and Herschberger will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee to be held at Richland Community College on Friday, March 11.
Elle Oye and Payton Tinkle also finished in the top five.
Danny Powell, former educator and administrator in Douglas County for many years served as pronouncer.
Yoder’s Kitchen provided lunch for all the spellers afterwards.