Sheridan Tolley, a fifth grader at Frankford Elementary School, will be competing in the Greenbrier County Spelling Bee on Jan. 15, at Western Greenbrier Middle School.
The Frankford Bee was highly competitive. After intense spelling competition, Tolley earned the right to represent Frankford in the County contest, correctly spelling the word “ghastly,” with Bridgette Altizer, also a fifth grader, as the runner-up.
Tolley is the daughter of Mike and April Tolley of Renick. Altizer is the daughter of George and Sharon Altizer of Renick. Both Tolley and Altizer are honor students at Frankford School.
Also representing their classes in the Frankford Bee were: fourth grade – Paige Altizer, Arthur Benedict, Larissa Bonds, Brodie Legg, Louisa Stout and Alexia Tipton; fifth grade – Matthew Cook, Megan Flack, Haley Ford and Abbigail Judy.
This was the 32nd annual Frankford School Bee. Mrs. Sharon Altizer directed this year’s contest. Mrs. Holly Ridpath and Mrs. Ann Rapp formed the judges’ panel, while Mrs. Jo Ellen Gabbert served as the pronouncer.
Spelling teachers for participating students were Mrs. Tamara Merritt and Mr. Shawn Hill, fourth grade, and Mrs. Ashley Bevins-Spencer and Mrs. Amber Workman, fifth grade.
The spelling bee was opened by students Brianna Perry and Kierston Sheets. Principal Bedford McClintic presented awards to all competitors on behalf of the Frankford Education Foundation, Inc.