FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown sixth-grader Quinn Bartsch will represent Fredericktown — and Knox County — at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held at Ohio University on March 16.
He first won Fredericktown’s spelling bee for sixth-graders, then was the champion speller in the Knox County spelling match on Jan. 14. To qualify for regional competition, he attained a perfect score of 50 out of 50 during an online spelling test.
“I really didn’t think that I would get this far,” commented Bartsch, “much less get all 50 words correct on the test. I guess I’m better at spelling than I thought.”
Kathleen Carpenter, gifted coordinator at Fredericktown said, “This is fantastic. I’ve never had a student get a perfect score before.” Carpenter said some of the words Bartsch spelled correctly were wanderlust, cummerbund, monotonous, semolina, neologism, beleaguer, promulgate and kohlrabi.
Bartsch’s parents are Bryan and Jenny Bartsch.
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