CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The 2014 Clay County Spelling Bee champions have been announced.

Elementary and junior high schools students across the Clay County School District participated in the annual event on Jan. 23rd.

When a student misspelled a word they were removed from the competition until three finalists were left. Aubrey Townsend of Green Cove Springs Junior High School took first place, while Joshua Brown of Wilkinson Junior High School took second place and Abigail Sy of Oakleaf Junior High School was third.