Submitted By Sheri Graham

The 2000-01 Calhoun County Schools Spelling Bee was held on January 23 at 1:30 P.M. at Calhoun Middle School.

First place winner was Tiffany Swisher. Tiffany is a sixth grader and the daughter of Marsha and Bobby Swisher of Five Forks.

Second place winner was Hannah Law. Hannah is a sixth grader and the daughter of Danny and Alicia Law of Five Forks.

Third place winner was Andrew Prusack. Andrew is an eighth grader and the son of David and Cheryl Prusack of Big Bend.

Fourth place winner was Amie Carilli. Amie is a fifth grader and the daughter of John Carilli and Susan Conrad of Orma.

Mr. Gordon Rogers, of WVRC Radio, volunteered his services again, as in past years, as announcer for the Bee. Mrs. Tammey Webb coordinated the Bee for Calhoun Middle School. Mrs. Linda Edwards served as judge for the event. Mrs. Sheri Graham is the Spelling Bee Coordinator for Calhoun County Schools.

Swisher and Law will represent Calhoun County Schools in the regional spelling bee held in Charleston in February and sponsored by the Charleston Daily Mail.

Swisher's winning word was pampero, a weather term found in the 2001 Paideia. The Paideia is a collection of over 3,600 words grouped into 29 categories. It is published annually, in the manner that the now discontinued Words of the Champions was published from 1952 to 1994.

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