West Branch Student to Represent District in Regional Spelling Bee
In January, 32 West Branch students representing fifth through eighth grade competed in the annual Spelling Bee at West Branch Local Schools.
After several rounds, two cousins found themselves battling for the title champion. Stella Zippay (8th grade) was named the winner and Lylah Myers was the runner-up. Stella will represent West Branch at the 21 WFMJ Regional Spelling Bee in Youngstown in March.
Spelling Bee Announcer Dr. Weingart notes that excellent spelling is a skill in the family, as Stella’s mother, Andrea (Myers) Zippay, was also spelling bee champion and competed in the regional spelling bee during her formative years.
Stella Zippay, West Branch Spelling Bee Champion, with Dr. Weigngart, former West Branch Superintendent and Spelling Pronouncer, at the West Branch Spelling Bee on January 10, 2023.