The 2016-17 Clay Middle School Spelling Bee was held Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Clay HS/MS Library. The following sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students represented their classes in the school bee:
Sixth graders: Jonathan Dean, Alliyah Maynard, Katelyn Smith, and Andrew Zuefle
Seventh graders: Gavin Blevins, Liam Garrison, Matt Mogan, and Connor Puckett
Eighth graders: Andrew Brown, Corvan Clark, James Marsh, and Evan Woods
Clay's 2016-17 Middle School Spelling Bee Champion is Liam Garrison, a seventh grader and son of Kara Copeland and Bill Garrison. Liam will represent Clay MS in the Scioto County Spelling Bee. The runner-up, who will act as alternate, is Andrew Brown. Andrew is an eighth grader and son of Erica and Jason Willis.