Piggott Spelling Bee Held

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Top spellers in the Piggott School District Spelling Bee included, from left: alternate Londyn Morton, Shawn-Hudson Seegraves, Madison Arenaz and Ava Baggett. Cody Knight from Piggott State Bank presented monetary prizes to students during the event, held Jan. 5 at the Piggott Elementary School Library.
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The Piggott School District will be represented by two seventh graders, and one sixth grader, at the upcoming Clay County Spelling Bee. The local winners were determined Friday, Jan. 5, as the Piggott Schools Spelling Bee was held in the PES library.

Each year students from the fourth through eighth grade compete, with the top three moving on to the county bee and the fourth serving as alternate. This year the local spellers advancing to the county bee include last year's winner, Madison Arenaz, and fellow-seventh grader Shawn-Hudson Seegraves along with sixth grader Ava Baggett. Serving as this year's alternate from the Piggott District is sixth grader Londyn Morton.

In addition to the winners and alternate, also taking part in the Piggott Spelling Bee were Ben Latimer, Wyatt Koyle, Allie Turner, William Lawton, William Lucas, Kendra Redmon, Nate Lemmons, Logan White, Rebecca Woolery, Amber Fenton, Brianna Morton, Hayden McNabb, Hannah McBroome, Tyson Peters and Max Guite.

In keeping with another longstanding tradition, the winners of the local bee were presented with cash prizes by Cody Knight, representing Piggott State Bank.

The three Piggott spellers, along with the top finishers from Rector and Corning, will meet in the Clay County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 23. This year's bee will also be held in the Piggott Elementary School library, as PES is set to host the event. The winner of the county bee will then advance to the state spelling bee, set for March 10, in Conway.

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