On January 24, 2017, winners from the Sloan-Hendrix spelling bee met with contestants from other county schools to compete in the Lawrence County Spelling Bee.  Those participating were B.J. Davis, Cade Grisham, Gillianne Walker, Ethan Lee, Allie Sundahl, Lakyn Phares, Keely Dean, Makenzie Boshears, Tyler Harris, Wyatt McCall, Erin Smith, Nathan Lepard, Dacoda Tanner, Evan Ross, Olivia Kildow, and Cayden Tribble.

Seventh grade student Makenzie Boshears placed third in her grade division.  The group was accompanied by Mrs. Melanie Stephens and Mr. Bobby Whitener. This year the bee was held at the Walnut Ridge Community Center.

Makenzie displays her certificate and prize.

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