Seventh grader Rachel Hopkins of Pattonsburg R-2 received first place at the Daviess County Spelling Bee held Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Searcy Elementary. Seventh grader Becky Millholland of Gallatin R-5 received second place, and sixth grader Grant Hartley of North Daviess R-3 received third place. Forty students were invited, two each from grades five through eight, from the five county schools. Thirty-five competed in the bee.
By the third round