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Cook wins county spelling bee

Lincoln County Middle School’s Myan Cook cemented his status as one of the area’s leading young men of letters when he won the annual Lincoln County Spelling Bee.

The county bee featured spelling champions from Lincoln’s six elementary schools and Lincoln County Middle, with two spellers representing each school on the stage of the Stuart Underwood Auditorium.

Cook, a seventh-grade student at LCMS, spelled the word “cantata” correctly to win the bee. Thelma Blair, representative of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation, presented Cook with his first-place trophy and certificate.

Cook will now represent Lincoln County at the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 17 in Louisville.

The Spelling Bee was sponsored by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation. 

The county Spelling Bee participants were:

Crab Orchard – Alayna Bodner and Alex Carman;

Highland – Chloe Pope and Chealsea Gonzalez;

Hustonville – Gracee Teague and Haley Goins;

Lincoln Middle – Myan Cook and Carson Jenkins;

McKinney – Morgan Reynolds and Ashton Gifford;

Stanford –  Malachi Gooch and Robert Gooch; and

Waynesburg – Tonya Quale and Nolan Roberts.