Can you spell champion? Benjamin Schafer can - and much more

Norwalk fourth-grader finishes 2nd in countywide competition for students in grades four through eight.
Joe Centers
Jun 8, 2014


From bric-a-brac to uitlander and 298 words in between, junior high students from around the county faced the bright lights and tough competition at the 2014 Huron County Spelling Bee.

Of the 54 students in grades four through eight who qualified, one word meant the most: champion.

And that word belongs to Benjamin Schafer, a seventh-grader at St. Joseph School in Monroeville.

Schafer outlasted the field, followed by League Elementary fourth-grader Carson Bauman in second and Western Reserve Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Cornelison in third.

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If they did, they'd have to pay him overtime! LOL