Top spellers

The Escambia County spelling bee was held Thursday, Feb. 3, at Flomaton High School. Thirteen spellers from public schools and Brewton city competed. They are, from left, Aaron Brewton, 4th grade (Brewton Elementary School); Hailey Jordan, 6th grade (Brewton Middle); Laya George, 5th grade (Escambia County Middle); Imari Lemon, 8th grade (Escambia County Middle); Brooke Boutwell, 3rd grade (Flomaton Elementary); second place – Caleb Ware, 6th grade (Flomaton Elementary); Jayleigh Brown, 3rd grade (Huxford Elementary); Payton Lambeth, 6th grade (Huxford Elementary); Emma Frazier, 3rd grade (Pollard-McCall Junior High); winner – Bradley Campbell, 8th grade (Pollard McCall); Jackson Wheeler, 3rd grade (Rachel Patterson Elementary); Hayden Murphy, 4th grade (W.S. Neal Elementary); Ethan Mendibles, 6th grade (W.S. Neal Middle School).