MONARCH — After all the spellers had done their best, fourth grader Zy’ron Hardy was declared champion of Monarch Elementary Spelling Bee. The only speller still standing in round nine, he claimed the title by correctly spelling “launch.” Zy’ron is the son of Theodore and Brenda Johnson and is a student in Mrs. Heather Wilson’s class.
Zy’ron will represent Monarch at the Herald Journal Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday, March 1 at the District Five Performing Arts Center.
Second place went to Abby Gregory, daughter of Melissa and Mark Gregory. Abby is a third grade student in Mrs Hollingsworth class.
Classroom winners are Alden Weeks, Abby Gregory, Ayona Smith, Summer Roberts, Zy’ron Hardy, Caitlin Davis, Logan Betenbaugh, and Macey Gregory.