NEW PARIS — National Trail Middle School held its local spelling bee on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the media center.
Addison Sparks, a 5th grade student, is the spelling bee champion. Mariah Phillips, a 5th grade student, is the spelling bee runner-up. Sparks and Phillips will represent National Trail Middle School at the Preble County Spelling Bee on Jan. 19.
National Trail Middle School held its geography bee on Friday, Dec. 9. The NTMS Geography Bee Champion was Lane Koehl. The National Trail Middle School runner-up was Wyatt House. Both students are in the 7th grade and will represent NTMS at the Preble County Geography Bee on Feb. 9.
Koehl will also take the geography bee test to try to qualify for the Ohio Geography Bee, according to school officials.