Plantersville fifth-grader Aliyah Lee won Tuesday's Lee County spelling bee at the Hancock Leadership Center. After eight rounds and 32 words, the winning word was "competitive."
Nettleton's Brittany Hieb was second and Nettleton's Trey O'Neal was third.
Aliyah will advance to the MidSouth Spelling Bee in Memphis in March. The winner of that competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May.
See tomorrow's Journal for more about Tuesday's bee.