County Spelling Bee challenges students

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Escambia County School System held the County-wide Spelling Bee  on Feb. 5, 2020, at Flomaton High School.

Each year, Escambia County sends one winner to serve as a representative at the state spelling bee in Birmingham.

The winner of the spelling bee was Layla Whiting. Whiting is a 6th grader at Brewton Middle School.

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Winners from the Escambia County Schools bees participated as well as the Spelling Bee winners from Brewton City Schools.

School or district winners that participated were-

Lilyanna Hammonds of Pollard McCall Junior HIgh School- grade 5 ( winner of the grades 3-5 division of Escambia County Schools);

Jacob Page from Escambia County Middle School ( winner of the grades 6-8 division of Escambia County Schools);

Haley Jordan from Brewton Elementary School- grade 4; Layla Whiting from Brewton Middle School- grade 6 and winner overall.

Last month the Escambia County Schools Spelling Bee was held Jan. 22 at Flomaton High School.

The winners were as follows: 6-8 division- 1st, Jacob Page, 2nd Jordan Jolly, 3rd, Jay Armstrong,

3-5 division- 1st, Lilyanna Hammonds, 2nd, Bryson Stanley, 3rd James Bell