Elgin Elementary School student Liam Morgan accepts his second place award at the SCC Spelling Bee from School Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez.

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office hosted the annual County Spelling Bee competition for middle school and elementary students on Feb. 7 in Nogales. 

Twenty-two students competed, including Elgin Elementary School students fifth grader Tiffany Almeda and eighth grader Liam Morgan. Liam came in second place in the competition after 13 rounds. 

Third grader Cassidy Williams and sixth grader Hector Skylar Sanchez represented the Patagonia Elementary School in the competition. 

Cassidy secured her spot at the county competition by out-spelling all the other students in grades K through 8 at the Patagonia School competition. 

Cassidy Williams and Hector Skylar Sanchez represented the Patagonia Elementary School at the County Spelling Bee held Feb. 7 

Cassidy, who was eliminated in the third round of the county spelling bee, was the youngest participant in the contest.