The Kenton County School District held its annual District Spelling Bee on Dec. 11. The Spelling Bee winner and runner-up from each elementary and middle school move on to compete at the district level.
Lillith Reynolds from Turkey Foot Middle School was this year's winner after she correctly spelled the word 'victimology.'
Rosie Smith from Hinsdale Elementary was the overall runner-up and the elementary winner.
Alexis Gerding from White's Tower was the elementary runner up, and Malia Reinhart from Twenhofel Middle School was the middle school runner-up.
Payton Pauley from Twenhofel Middle School was this year's cover design winner.
Reynolds will move on to compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee during the Derby Festival in Louisville on March 14.
Congratulations to all of the Spelling Bee participants!
- Beechgrove - Carter McLean and Levi Isaacs
- Caywood - Gabrielle Clare and Marley Yeager
- Fort Wright - Henry Scheper and Sylvia Fasciotto
- Hinsdale - Rosie Smith and Will Collins
- Kenton - Xavier HInton and Kylie Tackett
- Piner - Julia McClanahan and Piper Magee
- River Ridge - Olivia David and Dawt Sung
- Ryland - Trenton Tipton and Adrienne Young
- Summit View (Elementary) - Garrett Hager and Nicolas Osuna Garcia
- Summit View (Middle) - Xander Featherstone and Madison Coyle
- Taylor Mill - Ian Wallace and Declan Callahan
- Turkey Foot - Javen Hickey and Lillith Reynolds
- Twenhofel - Malia Reinhart and Jackson Kemper
- White's Tower - Alexis Gerding and AJ Veron
- Woodland - Dorian Brewer and Mason Weber