Fifth-grader Samantha Ball is tops in spelling contest at HCS

Samantha Ball (left) is Huntington Catholic School’s spelling champion. Seth Scheiber (right) is the runner-up.
Samantha Ball (left) is Huntington Catholic School’s spelling champion. Seth Scheiber (right) is the runner-up. Photo provided.

Fifth-grader Samantha Ball is the winner of the Huntington Catholic School spelling bee, which was held Jan. 15.
Ball, the daughter of Steven and Jennifer Ball, will be the school's representative in the Huntington County Spelling Bee, scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Habecker Dining Commons.
The runner-up in the school competition was Seth Scheiber, son of William and Sue Scheiber. He is also in fifth grade.

Students competed in classroom spelling bees in order to qualify for the school competition.

Other contestants were:

Eighth grade - Garrett Scheiber, Nolan McCullough, Gabrielle Linker, Rees Zay and Ian Broderick.

Seventh grade - Nicholas Melchi, Benjamin Young, Olivia Jablonski, Russell Teusch and Madeline Dunn.

Sixth grade - Sydney Bowman, Peyton Rosen, Hailee Wilcoxson, Graham Scher and Meredith Zay.

Fifth grade - Macy McCloskey, Corah Rupley and Kassidy Krumanaker.

Huntington Catholic Principal Jason Woolard was the pronouncer for the school bee, with teachers Kevin Godfroy and Joan Gardner serving as judges. The contest was coordinated by teachers Michelle Kindle and Denise Zahm.