On Feb. 5, the top spellers in the

Laura Nethken Published:

On Feb. 5, the top spellers in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Crestwood Middle School competed in the annual school-wide spelling bee. Thirty-three students spelled their hearts out in five rounds, that at times were heartbreaking.

One little letter made all the difference for many in the fastest spelling bee the school has had in at least nine years.

After many oohs, aahs, and ohs, exactly four students spelled their words correctly in the last round. Representing Crestwood Middle School at the Portage County Spelling Bee on Feb. 27 at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna will be seventh-graders David Lilley and Joshua Reinke and eighth-graders Nina Schroeder-Weaver and John Oravets.

Theres no place like home. Happy to be home again and on the mend is Vicky Harper. Shes doing very well and is on the road to recovery.

The Hiram Co-op would like to welcome you to their open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Hiram Co-op proudly has been accredited for the third time by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children. Every three years, they complete the creditation process. Congratulations, Hiram Co-op.

Congratulations to the Crestwood Middle School wrestlers. They finished the season in second place to bring home a trophy. This seasons wrestlers are seventh-graders, Kurtis Biltz, Danny Briggs, Nicholas Gertz, Travis Head, Lisa Light, Justin Miller, Mike Quinn, Josh Strosnider, Mark Tyrrell and Ian Williams.

Eighth-grade wrestlers are Patrick Baranchik, Justin Block, Josh Campbell, Tim Clemens, Nick Dean, Sam Emigh, Brandon Jastal, Jake Magalski, Colin Miner, Adam Miller, Greg Medlen, Jared Pak, Jeff Ruehr, Jake Shahan, Tony Spadaro, Ryan Tekavec and Brandon Whitesell.

Crestwood had 11 wrestlers place in the top three. They are first place, Brandon Jastal, Brandon Whitesell, Justin Block and Jeff Ruehr; second place, Josh Strosnider; and third place, Jake Magalski, Ryan Tekavec, Nick Gertz, Sam Emigh, Tony Spadaro and Nick Dean.

The wrestlers were coached by Mr. Strosnider and Mr. Harley.

Congratulations to all the wrestlers.

Call Debbie Haylett at (330) 274-3211 with your Crestwood news.

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