February 13, 2008 Edition

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BEE WINNER - Eric Hill (right), a sixth-grade student from Sloan-Hendrix, receives congratulations on his victory in the Lawrence County Spelling Bee from runner-up Tim Selvidge, a sixth grader from Hillcrest
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Hill wins County
Spelling Bee

Eric Hill, a sixth grader from Sloan-Hendrix School is this year's champion in the Lawrence County Spelling Bee.

The bee, which is for students in sixth through eighth grades, was held on Thursday.

The overall runner-up was Tim Selvidge, also a sixth-grade student, from Hillcrest School. Third place went to Alan Swink, an eighth grader from Sloan-Hendrix.

They each received a plaque and cash prizes - first place, $150; second, $75 and third place, $50.

Winners by grade received certificates and cash prizes - first place, $25; second, $20; and third, $10. They are as follows:

Eighth Grade - Alan Swink, Sloan-Hendrix, first; Cobly Whitlow, Hoxie, second; and Tyler Dickson, Walnut Ridge, third.

Seventh Grade - Corie Burnside, Hoxie, first; Eric Wilcoxson, Walnut Ridge, second; and Ryan Vaughn, Hoxie, third.

Sixth Grade - Eric Hill, Sloan-Hendrix, first; Tim Selvidge, Hillcrest, second; Ella Mae Shreeman, Hoxie, third.

All monetary awards, plaques and certificates were sponsored by Lawrence County Farm Bureau.

Members of this year's spelling bee committee were: Angie Abbott of Hoxie School, Jeanne Clem of Hillcrest School, Sonya Lee of Walnut Ridge School, Lori McKenzie of Black Rock School and Rebecca Jones of Sloan-Hendrix School, who served as county coordinator.

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