Friday, February 6, 2009

Local Spelling Bee

Hilliard girl wins 2nd spelling bee

By Shannon Malcom, News-Leader

Nyquiah Walker bested nine other contestants Wednesday at the Nassau County spelling bee and walked away with two trophies, a $100 savings bond and the opportunity to take her spelling skills to the next level. She will attend the regional bee later this month.

But winning wasn't new to Walker, a seventh-grade student at Hilliard Middle-Senior High school who previously took home the big trophy for spelling after she won first-place in 2007. Walker is only the third student to win first place in the district spelling bee twice since 1975.

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