Maricopa’s Legacy Traditional School’s top speller Vanessa Sheehan took 4th place in county competition and her fellow student, Whitney Solomon, took 3rd.
The Pinal County Spelling Bee was held at Vista High School in Casa Grande. About 63 contestants from 21 schools competed for top spelling honors.
Solomon is a sixth grader at Legacy, and Sheehan is a seventh grade student. Sheehan won the district bee in the fifth round.
Cade Lamb, an eighth grader from Queen Creek’s Legacy campus, placed sixth.
“We were really excited to have our students placing so high,” said Katie Gjurgevich, Maricopa Legacy fourth grade teacher and spelling bee coordinator.