PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County School Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced the results of the 2016 Floyd County School District Spelling Bee.
Dalton Collins (Adams Middle) placed first and Lauren Gearheart (Allen Central Middle) finished runner-up in the Floyd County event.
“Congratulations, Dalton Collins from Adams Middle!,” Superintendent Webb remarked. “Our school champions were outstanding as they competed today in our District Spelling Bee. The board team and I also want to congratulate Lauren Gearheart, our runner-up from Allen Central Middle. Our students did an amazing job representing their schools and the district.”
Collins is the grandson of Pamela Collins of Prestonsburg. He will advance to compete in the Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee in Louisville on March 9 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Students competing in the district spelling bee are school champions from grades 4-8.
The school winners were Dalton Collins from Adams Middle; Jaxon McKinney from Allen Elementary; Lauren Gearheart from Allen Central Middle; Kyle Sturgill from Betsy Layne Elementary; Christian Howell from Duff Elementary; Hailey N. Little from May Valley Elementary; Rodney Howell from McDowell Elementary; Ciara Holbrook from Osborne Elementary; Sage Slone from Prestonsburg Elementary; Christian Allen from South Floyd Middle; and Kassidy Hughes from Stumbo Elementary.
The spelling bee was held February 3 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg.
“We wish Dalton the best of luck at the state competition,” Webb concluded