photo by KENNETH FRY
Brooke Scott (left), a fifth grader at Parkview Elementary School, won the annual Crawford County Spelling Bee in the 15th round Saturday at the Alma Performing Arts Center. Bella Nutt of Alma Intermediate School placed second. Peggy Pearson of First Community Bank (center) presented Brooke with a $50 gift card; Bella received a $25 card. Brooke, the daughter of Ricky and Tracy Scott, will attend the state spelling bee March 1 at Reynolds Performance Hall at University of Central Arkansas in Conway.