Top finishers in the Saline County Spelling Bee include 1st Place: Lirika Farr 4th grade (Hill Farm Elementary) ; 2nd Place: Kenzie Kling, 5th grade (Davis Elementary); and 3rd Place: Madisyn Brady, 7th grade (Arkansas Christian Academy).
Students from four middle schools, one junior high, and ten Saline County elementary schools competed for the top honor in the Saline County Spelling Bee held January 10 at Bishop Park. Charlotte Calhoun, Gifted Talented Coordinator for Bryant Schools, coordinated this year’s event. First Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas was the sponsor.
Each of the top three contestants received a medal and a certificate. First place also received an Echo, second place a $25 Amazon card, and third place a $15 Amazon card.
Lirika will compete in the Arkansas Spelling Bee on February 1 at Cabot. The winner of the Arkansas Spelling Bee advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Photo from left to right:
Third Place: Madisyn Brady (not pictured)
Second Place: Kenzie Kling
1st Place: Lirika Farr