Harrison Elementary students competed in their first school-wide spelling bee Thursday.
Twenty-two of the school's top spellers between the fourth and sixth grades were selected to showcase their skills in front of classmates and parents.
"They gave us these packets so I've just been spelling the words and asked my dad to help me with it,” said Corie McCowin, a fifth grade student.
The competition lasted eight rounds as students were eliminated for an incorrect spelling.
“It's just kind of nice to know that I'm a really good speller and I can actually spell really hard words,” said Jacob White, a sixth grade student.
The winning word: primitive.