Catoosa County Spelling Bee winners

The Catoosa County Spelling Bee was held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., at Tiger Creek Elementary School. Twenty-five contestants, representing 11 schools, participated. The three students who won will represent Catoosa County in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 7 at 1 p.m. at the UTC University Center. Superintendent Denia Reese said, “I am so proud of all the students who participate in their school’s spelling bee. They must dedicate a lot of time to studying to learn to spell very challenging words. Winning our county spelling bee is a great accomplishment, and I know these students will do a great job in the regional spelling bee.” From left: second runner up Auburn White, Heritage Middle School; champion Ellery Johnson, Heritage Middle School; and first runner up Mason Steed, Woodstation Elementary School.