Southwest Elementary and Southwest Middle School held a spelling bee for grades 1-6 last week. Three winners from each grade advanced to the Southwest Central League Conference Spelling Bee that will be held on May 2 at Galena. The finalists were, front row, from left: first grade, 1st, Lily Leachman, 2nd, Aaron Neukan, 3rd, Jadyn Foster; second grade, 1st, Addison Tilford, 2nd, Ky Miles, 3rd, Kylee Larsen. Second row: third grade, 1st, Ashlyn Taylor, 2nd ,Bailey Miniard, 3rd Waylon Pierce; fourth grade, 1st, Noelle Sanko, 2nd, RJ Cutberth, 3rd, Kyler Cobb. Third row: fifth grade, 1st, Jack Cornell, 2nd, Addie Pendergraft, 3rd, Emma Outhouse; sixth grade, 1st, Raeli Miles, 2nd, Hunter Pippin, 3rd, Madison Miller. Contributed photo
Southwest Elementary and Southwest Middle School held a spelling bee for grades 1-6 last week.