Fifth-Grader Named Hanover Spelling Bee Champion

Fifth-Grader Named Hanover Spelling Bee Champion
Posted on 01/29/2019
Spelling Bee Champion Lainey

After 23 rounds, Lainey Farmer, a fifth-grade student at South Anna Elementary School, won the Hanover County Public Schools 2018-2019 Division Spelling Bee. The winning word was apprehend. Milan Anderson, a fifth-grade student at Kersey Creek Elementary School, was the runner-up.

The competition took place at the Hanover County School board office on Wednesday, January 23 and is the second of four levels of the national spelling bee. As the division champion, Lainey will represent Hanover County Public Schools in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 9 at the Library of Virginia.

Hanover County Public Schools also congratulates each of the eighteen winners of the elementary and middle school level spelling competitions who competed in the Division Spelling Bee:

View more photos of the students reading to a class
  • Battlefield Park Elementary School - Andrew Mullins, Grade 3
  • Beaverdam Elementary School - Bella Austin, Grade 4
  • Chickahominy Middle School - Barbara Johnson, Grade 8
  • Cold Harbor Elementary School - Draven Chesworth, Grade 3
  • Cool Spring Elementary School - Sita Lewis, Grade 4
  • Elmont Elementary School - Lukasz Kotas, Grade 5
  • John M. Gandy Elementary School - Cooper Blakeney, Grade 4
  • Kersey Creek Elementary School - Milan Anderson, Grade 5
  • Laurel Meadow Elementary School - Rasheeda Diong, Grade 4
  • Liberty Middle School - Alex Bulthuis, Grade 6
  • Mechanicsville Elementary School - Hayden Muzuruk, Grade 4
  • Oak Knoll Middle School - Emily Ferlmann. Grade 8
  • Pearson’s Corner Elementary School - Chloe Gibson, Grade 1
  • Pole Green Elementary School - Gracie McDonnell, Grade 4
  • Rural Point Elementary School - Addyson Hoover, Grade 5
  • South Anna Elementary School - Lainey Farmer, Grade 5
  • Stonewall Jackson Middle School - Joshua Francisco, Grade 7
  • Washington-Henry Elementary School - A.J. Lopez, Grade 4
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