Eighteen students from Camp Verde Middle School and the fifth grade class at Camp Verde Elementary School, winners of their classroom competition, competed in Tuesday's district spelling bee. Seventh grader Alexis Dominguez reacts after successfully spelling "category" in the eighth round to become the Camp Verde Middle School representative to this year's Yavapai County Spelling Bee. The fifth grade winner was Kaitlyn De Herrera. The countywide spelling bee will be next month in Prescott Valley.
VVN photos by Steve Ayers