Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

So a couple weeks ago, Alicia took the test to see if she could compete in their school spelling bee. They took the top 5 scorers from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. She made it for her grade, so she's been preparing for the past two weeks. This morning, they held the spelling bee at school, with parents welcome to come and watch. This is the spelling bee that's the first step to county and so on. Alicia had the misfortune of having to go first of the 16 students (there had been a tie in the third graders so there were actually 6 of them instead of 5), but she made it past the first round by spelling "candidate."

Alicia made it all the way top 2!!!

She lost to a 5th grader, but I'm so HUGELY proud of her. For only being in 3rd grade, she did amazingly well. We're unsure if she's going to county; the principal needed to doublecheck the rules this year to see if it's the top 1 or top 2 from the school bee that go. Still, either way, she's a winner. :)

It was funny because they announced the origin of the round's words before the round started. Every time they said one Alicia was comfortable with, she pumped her fist. Then in the final round when they said the words were of Greek origin, her face just fell. Those were the ones she'd been having trouble with all along, but still, it was so funny to watch her. Everybody in the audience knew exactly how she felt about the words, lol.
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