Edgar Murray Elementary School fifth-grader Sebastian Vitt, left, puts his hands on his knees as he nervously awaits his next turn on Thursday afternoon during the St. Clair R-XIII School District spelling bee in the high school auditorium. Standing next to Vitt are junior high eighth-grader Morgan Puffer and Murray fourth-grader Katie North. The trio ended up being the final three in the competition. North was crowned champion while Vitt finished as the runner-up. Puffer ended up third but will represent the junior high in The Missourian Bee on March 22.