Martz is champion of Lancaster spelling bee

Layla Martz.
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Lancaster Elementary School held its 2012-13 spelling bee on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Layla Martz, daughter of James Martz and Stephanie Martz, was the winner.

She correctly spelled "subsequent."

Martz is 10 and a fifth grade student in Bevan Brauchla's classroom.

Merrill Ballinger, daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Ballinger, was the runner-up.

Ballinger is 11 and a fifth grade student in Bevan Brauchla's classroom.