Macks wins county spelling beeBy Emily Beckett Published 5:45pm Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Justin Macks, a sixth grader at Jemison Middle School, had the last word at the Chilton County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Alabama Power Conference Center.
Macks spelled correctly the word “jovial” to win the bee. He is the son of Rusty and Rebecca Macks.
Isabella sixth-grader Isaac Graham was first alternate.
Macks and Graham were two of eight students who won the spelling bees at each of their schools in order to compete in the county bee.
Other students competing in the county bee were: Jacylin Smith of Jemison Elementary; McKinley Mims of Thorsby; Nicolas Johnson of Clanton Middle; Kristie Cleckler of Maplesville; Josie Adams of Verbena; and Sarah Beth Huntley of Clanton Intermediate.
Macks will compete in the state spelling bee March 10 at Oak Mountain High School.