UACCB hosted the 2020 Independence County Spelling Bee last night in Independence Hall.
There were 13 competitors from area schools ranging from fifth to eighth graders competing in the bee.
Alexander Tenace (pictured above, right, with Citizens Bank’s CeeBee), an eighth grade student at Batesville Junior High, was the champion. He correctly spelled “palindrome” followed by “anagrams” for the win.
Brayden Vines (pictured, left) a fifth-grade student at Southside Middle School, was the runner-up.
Tenace and Vines received a $50 and a $25 prepaid Visa gift card, respectively, courtesy of Citizens Bank.