Braelynn Hampton became the champion speller in the Hallsville Intermediate School Spelling Bee Contest held Thursday, February 9.
She was a participant along with 29 additional students from the 3rd-5th grades competing for the title.
She will be participating in the Tribune Regional Spelling Bee in Columbia in March.
Braelynn is the daughter of Chad and Stephanie Hampton, Columbia.
Her grandparents are Franke and Mary Hampton of Versailles, and Glenn and Freeda Forman of Farber.