Photo: McMahan, Wilson, third-place finisher Easton Howell of Hornsby Elementary, fourth place finisher Annalyse Patterson of Middleton Middle School, and Hardeman County Director of Schools Dr. Christy Smith.

McMahan Wins County Spelling Bee

Hunter McMahan of Toone Elementary held off fifteen other finalists to take the Hardeman County Spelling Bee on January 24 at Bolivar Central High School.

McMahan defeated second place finisher Kylon Wilson of Bolivar Elementary School in the fifth round.

See A9 for final standings.

The final contestants were qualified through spelling bees held at eight Hardeman County Schools. The final was broadcast on WMOD-Radio.