CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A fifth grader at Little River Elementary School in Woodstock is this year's winner of the Cherokee Education Association's Annual Spelling Bee.
Sathvika Narasimhan correctly spelled "aria" and then "Sputnik" to beat 31 of her peers from across Cherokee County in the bee.
Ceci Webb, an eighth grader at Dean Rusk Middle School, placed second in the bee. Arnold Mill Elementary School fifth grader Callie Goins came in third, while Oak Grove Elementary School fourth grader Connor Fisher placed fourth.
Narasimhan, Webb and Goins will next compete at the regional district spelling bee in Cobb County in February.