Last Thursday, December 2, 2021, Hermitage Elementary and Middle School conducted the local school spelling bee of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The winners of the 2nd/3rd grade competition were Jackie Hernandez (right), first place; Jensen Harrod (middle), second place; and Anderson Rowell (left),
third place; 4th,5th,& 6th grade competition winners were Drake Atkins(right), first place; Jaxon Halterman (left), second place; and not pictured, Kenzie Grice, third place.
At the Middle School competition, the winners were Rayleigh Temple(right), first place; Maddison Gage (middle), second place; and Jaden Sosa (left), third place.
Atkins, Halterman, Temple, and Gage will be competing in the Bradley County Spelling Bee in January.