ELIZABETHTOWN — On Tuesday, 10 Bladen County middle school students participated in a spelling bee at the Board of Education building, with the following students taking home top honors.
— First place, Elizabeth Guy, Clarkton School of Discovery
— Second place, Annabelle White, East Arcadia
— Third place, Skylar Suggs, Clarkton School of Discovery
Guy received $100 and a trophy, White received $75 and a plaque, and Suggs received $50 and a plaque. All awards were provided by, and the competition sponsored by, Sampson-Bladen Oil.