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Andrew Gunthorp wins county spelling bee

Andrew Gunthorp, a seventh grader at Prairie Heights Middle School and son of Ray and Amanda Gunthorp, won the LaGrange County Spelling Bee on January 27 after competing against five other students from around the county. Paige Wentworth, an eighth grader at Lakeland Middle School and daughter of Jason Wentworth and Elizabeth Hagenbuch, was runner-up.

Gunthorp will compete in the regional spelling bee on March 7 at the IPFW Recital Hall in the Rhinehart Music Center.

The regional winner will represent 15 counties in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio in May at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.