Some of Johnson City’s best spellers competed against one another during the Johnson City School System’s Spelling Bee at Liberty Bell on Feb. 8. Silas Wang, an 8th grader from Liberty Bell, spelled ingredient correctly to take home the title, defeating Cherokee 4th grader Shreyas Singh. Other competitors included Fairmont 4th grader Rhianna Whitehorn; Lake Ridge 4th grader Allison Miller; Mountain View 4th grader Jonathan Bennah; North Side 3rd grader Domini Potter; South Side 4th grader Angelina Nelson; Towne Acres 4th grader Mia Hoang; Woodland 4th grader Rylee Purner; and Indian Trail 6th grader Logan Smith. All of the competitors earned their spot in the city competition by winning a preliminary spelling bee at their school. The Rotary Club of Johnson City sponsors the spelling bee to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies and develop correct English usage that will help them all ok their lives.