County Spelling Bee nearly set, ready for flight Feb. 5 in Dodson
January 29, 2020
The table is nearly set, Malta Elementary and Dodson Public Schools will add the final contestants this week, ahead of the annual Phillips County Spelling Bee to be held in Dodson on Wednesday, February 5.
Contestants from Saco, Whitewater, and Malta Middle Schools competed at their school spellings bee's last week and Carter Pippin (Saco), Ava Hanley (Whitewater), and Sadie Branham (MMS) all took first place honors and will advance to February's county bee.
In Malta, Branham, a sixth-grader, correctly spelled "abundance" and "helium" to take the title. Eighth-grader Jo'Vahn Velasquez took...