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Jenna Montgomery, winner of the 2009 spelling bee for Franklin County schools, holds the trophy with her parents, Terry and Amanda Montgomery.

Monday, February 23, 2009

By JOEL TURNER - Staff Writer

Jenna Montgomery, an eighth-grader at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, was the winner of the 2009 Franklin County School Division Spelling Bee.

She is the daughter of Terry and Amanda Montgomery of Hardy.

The winning word this year was "foist."

Montgomery will represent Franklin County schools in the regional spelling bee in Roanoke.

The runner-up in this year's Franklin County bee was Alexis Lanier, a fifth-grader at Henry Elementary. She won over Kylee Tavenner, a fifth-grader at Lee M. Waid Elementary, in a tie-breaker runoff.

Here are the winners (listed first) and the runners-up at each school, with the names of their parents:

"Benjamin Franklin Middle School - Jenna Montgomery, Terry and Amanda Montgomery; Davis Daniel, Dan & Catherine Daniel.

"Boones Mill - Lucas Young, Stephen and Rhonda Young; Casey Saul, Michael Saul.

"Burnt Chimney - Olivia Wiest, Bernard and Janile Wiest; Kara McAdams, Mary McAdams.

"Callaway - Nelson Spicer, Donald & Brooke Spicer; Willow Abshire-Sims.

"Dudley - Eva Myer, Larry Myer & Sue Holbrook; Meagan Phister, Fred & Dawn Phister.

"Ferrum - Haley Ledbetter, Morris and Sonya Ledbetter; Ethan Betterton, Mark & Kelly Betterton.

"Glade Hill - Hunter Barbour, Eric & MaryAnn Barbour; Nicholas Edwards, Roger & Lisa Edwards.

"Henry - Alexis Lanier, Amanda Lanier; Tanner Mullins, Guy & Sara Mullins.

"Lee M. Waid - Kylee Tavenner, Monty & Sharon Tavenner; McKwon Camp, Sherenthea Barber.

"Rocky Mount - Trevor Hagy, David & Shelia Hagy; Adam Hairston, Bernard & Mona Hairston.

"Snow Creek - Amelia Young, Terry & Laurie Young; Brooke Wagoner, Kenny & Debora Wagoner.

"Sontag - Emily Peters, Joel & Tammy Peters; Kerri Forren, William Forren and Patti Bailey.

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