Kaci Kidd wins Lincoln County Spelling Bee

Published 2:20 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Lincoln County Middle School student outspelled her Lincoln County peers to win the annual County Spelling Bee at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Eighth-grader Kaci Kidd sealed her win by successfully spelling the word “tundra,” to defeat runner-up Myan Cook, also an eighth-grader at Lincoln County Middle.

After Cook misspelled the word “mammoth,” Kidd gave the correct spelling. She then had to spell another word to win and end the Bee, and “tundra” proved to be the winning word.

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Kidd now moves on to compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival state competition in Louisville in March.

The Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation hosted the event, which included 14 stellar spellers in grades 4-8, representing the following schools: Crab Orchard Elementary, Highland Elementary, Hustonville Elementary, LCMS, McKinney Elementary, Stanford Elementary and Waynesburg Elementary.

The student spellers participating in the Bee were:

Crab Orchard – Aydan Griffin and Etta Williams.

Highland –William Peek and Logan Baker.

Hustonville – Lane Sergent and Makaylee Reed.

LCMS – Kidd and Cook.

McKinney – Bethani Luster and Jacob Hill.

Stanford – Landin Rayens and Cadence McFerron.

Waynesburg – Jacob Ball and Kinlee Ruckel.