Vernon Elementary School held their annual 5th grade spelling bee THursday, November 16. Winners were first place Aubrey Vaught, second place Courtney Douglas, third place Ashley Burke and alternate Jaeda Hall

The first through third place winners will go on to compete at the district bee Firday, December 15, at Vernon High School.

Other participants were: Tearin Cropper, Krishod Peterson, Cody Rightenburg, Highty Brock, Barhett Hazard, Ericka Perkins, Isabel Gruebal, Lane Burdeshaw, Justin Willis, Aubrey Laminack, and Adan Lyon.

Gail Seaboch (VES librarian) called the words, and school board members, Susan Roberts, Milton Brown and Dr. Lou Cleveland were judges.