Students vie for county crown in district spelling bee tonight For the first time ever, the Kershaw County School district will be participating in the nationally recognized Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee. …According to district coordinator Linda Hall, guidance counselor at North Central High School, all schools in the country with grades 5-8 will have a representative at the competition. …The following students will participate in the district spelling bee: …Rebecca Lynn Blyther (6th grade - Antioch Elementary…), …Coticka Brown (6th grade - Baron DeKalb Elementary School), …Chad Davis (5th grade - Bethune Elementary School), …Robert Tidwell ( 6th grade - Bethune High School), … Jason Johnston (5th grade – Blaney Elementary School), …Tasha Sumter (5th grade - Camden Elementary School), …Cathy Bennett (7th grade - Camden Middle School), …Melinda Mills (5th grade - Lugoff Elementary School), …Susanna Quinn (8th grade - Lugoff-Elgin Middle School), …Mary Frances Brewer (5th grade - Midway Elementary School), …Janna Lykins (5th grade - Mt. Pisgah Elementary School)., … Paulette Preslar (7th grade - North Central High School), …Heather Brittanny West (5th grade - Pine Tree Hill Elementary School)… . The district and regional spelling bee is being sponsored by the Columbia State-Record newspapers.