Watson Chapel schools recently held campus spelling bees for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Grade-level winners were Braxton Cowart, Mikayla Powell, Torren Jackson, Denya Alghazali, Tyrese Murray, Makayla Freeman, Kendall Withers, Allison Bumpass and William Duke. Grade-level runners-up were Xzavier Proctor, Marquez Brentley, Hytaecia Gray, Joaquin Williams, Hayley King, Christina McBride, Regan Huber, Zachary Rushing and Madelyn Vanveckhoven.
The district winner for grades four through eight was Kendall Withers and the runner-up was Tyrese Murray. Kendall Withers will participate in the County Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 . Winners from kindergarten through the third grade will participate in the County Spelling Bee at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
The district spelling bees will be held at the Arkansas River Educational Service Cooperative, located at 912 W. Sixth Ave. in Pine Bluff.