Jay Upper Elementary competed in their annual Spelling Bee January 15 at the Bulldog Arena. The top speller was 4th grader Hunter Wahpepah, center. He will now move up to the Joplin Spelling Bee on March 18. Top speller in the 6th grade was Jordan Sweeney (left) and 5th grade top speller was Tommy Lor. Judging this year was Carol Bryant and Sondra More. Bobbie Scrivener was the announcer.