Jack Bailey, of McBean Elementary School, thinks before spelling a word during the Richmond County Elementary Bee at the Richmond County Board of Education building in Augusta. Logan McElroy, of Garrett Elementary, won the bee and Kaela Patrick, of Deer Chase Elementary, finished second. Joshua Mellott, of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, won the middle school bee with Shannon Young, of Langford Middle School, placing second. Joshua won the final bee featuring the top four spellers. He will represent the county in the regional spelling bee on March 8 at The Augusta Chronicle.