Estrella Foothills 4th Grade student Alrick James took 5th Place in the recent 2023 Arizona Spelling Bee!

James was the youngest student to place in the Top 5 of Arizona spellers.

James advanced to the state-level bee after taking 1st Place in the Maricopa County Region 3 Spelling Bee in February.

He was also the champion in the Laveen School District’s bee.