Top speller

Shown are, from left, Christian Ellington, Abby Burkett, Jaelyn Bloodsworth, Kynleigh Wilson.

Four students from across the county competed in a countywide spelling bee Wednesday, February 8. The top speller was Jaelyn Bloodsworth who will compete in the state bee March 11 in Montgomery. She received an individual trophy as well as the trophy that stays at her school for the year.

In the countywide spelling bee, public, private and city schools were invited to participate.

Each of the students were in this bee because they had won in their school, then against students in their division.

Abby Burkett, fourth-grader at A.C. Moore Elementary School, won the grades three through five division in January.

Jaelyn Bloodsworth won in the grades six through eight division in January.

Christian Ellington, sixth grade, Brewton Middle School, and Kynleigh Wilson, fourth grade, Brewton Elementary, won in their divisions and competed in the countywide bee.

The winning school, in this case Pollard-McCall, keeps the big trophy for year. Jaelyn received a trophy of her own.