Seth Mathis made it into the Third Round at the Faulkner Bee

  The Faulkner County Spelling Bee was held at Conway Christian School today. Forty-one 7th and 8th grade students took part from public schools in Conway, Vilonia, Greenbrier, Spring Hill, Wooster and Mayflower along with St. Joseph and Conway Christian Schools.
Eighth graders Isabella Denys, Sophia Scholz and 7th grader Seth Mathis represented our school. Seth made it into the Third Round with about ten other spellers but was eliminated after misspelling "aqueduct."
   Seventh grader Caleb Smith from Vilonia Middle School won the championship by correctly spelling "accentuate." He will represent Faulkner County at the State Spelling Bee on March 11th at the Vines Center in Little Rock. Charles Dong from Conway Christian, also a 7th grader, earned 2nd Place after winning a playoff round with 7th grader Logan Scott from Greenbrier Middle School. It was conducted to choose an alternate if Smith can't participate.
Conway Christian Registrar Sherry Rowlett was the bee's coordinator. The judges were Erika Easley from Ruth Doyle Middle School in Conway and Michele Morse from Mayflower. Conway Christian's Mendy Clanton was the pronouncer.