Piggott Schools Spelling Bee Held

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Spellers and alternates who took part in the Piggott Spelling Bee included, from left: Front-Cameron Collier, Evan Hartwell, Sergio Badillo, Cody Thompson, Amber Fenton and Hailey Jocham. Middle-Shalyn Parrish, Sebastian Fraser, Catie Hill, Madison Arenaz, Maggie Williams, Louis Lin, Ethan Ralph and Skylar Johnson. Back-Emma Graddy, Chloe Baker, Jackson Henfling, Justice Midkiff, Hannah Blades, Trey Gossett, Cierra Pulliam and Wyatt Crabtree. Not pictured were Hannah Speer and Shawn Hudson Seegraves.(courtesy photo)

Top spellers in grades four through eight competed in the annual Piggott School District spelling bee, held Tuesday, Dec. 16. Students who qualified for the bee competed for top honors within the district, and a spot in the Clay County Spelling Bee, set for early next year.

Each of the students also received a monetary award, provided by Piggott State Bank, for their accomplishment.

During the spelldown, held in the PES cafeteria, the top four spellers were decided. This year's top finishers were Louis Lin, Catie Hill and Madison Arenaz while Maggie Williams will serve as alternate.

They'll be taking part in the county bee, which this year is being hosted by the Piggott School District in early 2015.

Others taking part in the bee were Cameron Collier, Evan Hartwell, Sergio Badillo, Cody Thompson, Amber Fenton, Hailey Jocham, Shalyn Parrish, Sebastian Fraser, Ethan Ralph, Skylar Johnson, Emma Graddy, Chloe Baker, Jackson Henfling, Justice Midkiff, Hannah Blades, Trey Gossett, Cierra Pulliam and Wyatt Crabtree. Qualifying, but unable to compete, were Hannah Speer and Shawn-Hudson Seegraves.

On hand to award the prizes to the top finishers were Piggott State Bank representatives Joyce Benson and Shawn Parker.

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