Piggott Students Sweep County Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Piggott students swept the annual Clay County Spelling Bee, held last week at Rector. Pictured are the winners in the same order they finished in the Piggott bee, which included, from left: winner Shawn-Hudson Seegraves, second place Londyn Morton and third place Wyatt Koyle. They're pictured with Shawn Parker, of Piggott State Bank, who was on hand to present the traditional cash prize to the top speller. Seegraves will not compete in the state bee, set for Saturday, March 2, at Central Baptist College in Conway.
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The annual Clay County Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the library of Rector High School with students from Piggott sweeping the top three spots.

Serving as the announcer this year was retired RHS teacher Constance Johnston, and each district in the county was represented by a judge. Included were Lisa Woolery of Piggott, Amber Bucy of Rector and Kelly Brickly of Corning.

At the conclusion of the competition the three Piggott spellers finished in the same order they had finished in their local bee, with eighth grader Shawn-Hudson Seegraves taking first, seventh grader Londyn Morton earning second and sixth grader Wyatt Koyle in third. With the win, Seegraves qualifies for the upcoming state bee.

In keeping with a longstanding tradition, Shawn Parker of Piggott State Bank was on hand to present the winner with a cash prize.

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