Lee Kornegay Intermediate School student Dennis Davis won the 2017 Gila County Spelling Bee held Feb. 23 in Payson. Davis spelled the word “feldspar” correctly to take home the title. He’ll compete in the Arizona State Spelling Bee on March 25 in Phoenix. High Desert Middle School Student Bradley Pollock earned third place. Rim Country Middle School’s Chance Hagler got second place. The Gila County Superintendent’s Office thanks the parents, teachers, administrators, judges, pronouncers, and Payson High School for helping make the event a success. Pictured (R to L) are Gila County Superintendent Roy Sandoval, Dennis Davis, Chance Hagler, and Bradley Pollock.