Sacred Heart students hold spelling bee

Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary in D'Iberville held a spelling bee, with 17 contestants from second through sixth grades. Sixth-grader Dixie Graham was the winner, and Austin Smith was the winning alternate. Graham will participate in the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 26 in Gulfport. Participants, first row: Ann Nguyen, Samantha Schiefelbein, Sarah Schiefelbein, Lisa Jenkins, Phi Nguyen, Austin Smith, Abby Bonner, Gabriella Gray, Joshelin Sanchez; second row: Charli Bernhardt, Brandon Longoria, Katelyn Tootle, Ella Bernhardt, Aiden Mowrey, Brendon Turner, Dixie Graham and Scarlet Nation.