The Cleburne County Spelling Bee for 5th through 8th grades was held Monday, January 28, 2013, on the campus of ASU-Heber Springs. Twenty-five students from all four of the county's public schools competed in the bee. The top three students spelled over thirty rounds before a champion was determined. Millie Wilson, an 8th grader at Heber Springs Middle School, is this year's champion and will represent Cleburne County at the AR State Spelling Bee later this spring. She had strong competition from 2nd place Jenna Morgan, an 8th grader at Concord High School, and 3rd place Tanner Tillman, a 6th grader at Heber Springs Middle School.