Franklin Elementary School fourth-grader Scarlet Thayer, left, will attend the Allen County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23 at OSU-Lima after her win in the school spelling bee Tuesday. Runner-up is Brielle Wright. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Franklin Elementary School fourth-grader Scarlet Thayer, left, will attend the Allen County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23 at OSU-Lima after her win in the school spelling bee Tuesday. Runner-up is Brielle Wright. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

DELPHOS — Franklin Elementary School fourth-grader Scarlet Thayer will attend the Allen County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23 at OSU-Lima after her win in the school spelling bee Tuesday.

Runner-up was Brielle Wright.

Thayer and Wright battled it out in rounds 11 and 12 for the top spot with Thayer spelling writhing correctly and Wright misspelling invariably.

Seventeen students in grades four and five started the bee with 147 words spelled. Some of the misspelled words included: knelt, fulcrum and scrimmage.