Super spellers

(Contributed)

Participants in the 2011 Shelby County Spelling Bee were (front row, l-r) Cole Dickerson, 6th grade, Helena Middle; Molly Brown, 6th grade, Thompson Sixth Grade Center (second place); Elise Helton, 8th grade, Evangel Classical School (winner); and Isaac Smith, 6th grade, Oak Mountain Middle; (Second row, l-r) Megan Crawford, 6th grade, Riverchase Middle; David Sides, 8th grade Briarwood Christian School; Will Jones, 8th grade, Joseph S. Bruno Montessori; Aania Cox, 6th grade, Montevallo Middle; and Ryan Nichols, 8th grade, Thompson Middle School; (back row, l-r) Lance Martin, 8th grade, Cornerstone Christian School; Josh Lomax, 6th grade, Calera Middle, Charlie Honea, 8th grade, Chelsea Middle; Holland Gurley, 8th grade, Westminster School at Oak Mountain; Landon Bentley, 7th grade, Columbiana Middle; Juan Campos, 7th grade, Our Lady of the Valley.