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Third-grader claims NES spelling crown


December 11, 2019

Jocelyn Rowley

Third-grader Sylvia Madry and fourth-grader Archie Walker show off their prizes for claiming first and second place respectively in the 12th annual Niwot Elementary Spelling Bee, held Dec. 4-5.

An unexpected "glitch" might have sealed the victory for third-grader Sylvia Madry at the 12th annual Niwot Elementary Spelling Bee on Dec. 5, but her hard-fought victory was definitely no mistake. Careful study of the Scripps spelling list, plus a few tried-and-true tricks helped propel the bespectacled eight-year-old through 34 challenging rounds against older and more experienced competitors...

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