Competitors in the third-through-fifth grade division included: back row, left to right, third-place winner Aniya Stots (A.C. Moore Elementary School), second-place winner Sydney Lisenby (Huxford Elementary School) and first-place winner Rachel Stuckey (W.S. Neal Elementary School); front row, left to right, Melanie Ho (W.S. Neal Middle School), Landon White (Flomaton Elementary School), Shantele Richardson (Escambia County Middle School) and Juliana Gresham (Pollard McCall Junior High School).
Competitors in the third-through-fifth grade division included: back row, left to right, third-place winner Aniya Stots (A.C. Moore Elementary School), second-place winner Sydney Lisenby (Huxford Elementary School) and first-place winner Rachel Stuckey (W.S. Neal Elementary School); front row, left to right, Melanie Ho (W.S. Neal Middle School), Landon White (Flomaton Elementary School), Shantele Richardson (Escambia County Middle School) and Juliana Gresham (Pollard McCall Junior High School).

Atmore students place in top 3 at school district spelling bee

Published 5:25pm Friday, January 17, 2014

The Escambia County Schools Spelling Bee was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Flomaton High School media center.

Two students from the Atmore area placed in the top three in the third-through-fifth grade division. Sydney Lisenby, from Huxford Elementary School, finished in second place, and Aniya Stots, from A.C. Moore Elementary School, finished in third place.

Rachel Stuckey, of W.S. Neal Elementary School, was the division champion. In the sixth-through-eighth grade division, the champion was Emily Creamer, from Pollard McCall Junior High School.

Also competing in the bee from Atmore area schools were Shantele Richardson of Escambia County Middle School, who was in the third-through-fifth grade division; and Travon Phillips of ECMS and Ian McGhee of HES, who were in the sixth-through-eighth grade division.

The two champions will complete Thursday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. at Flomaton High School, in the Escambia County Spelling Bee.

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