Sunday, March 11, 2012

City Spelling Bee

Back on February 8th, Maya participated in the Vacaville City Spelling Bee. She earned her spot there by being one of the final 3 students in her school spelling bee. She is in 4th grade which makes her one of the youngest considering spellers from 4th, 5th, and 6th and compete together. She along with two 6th graders represented Cambridge Elementary School. 
Receiving her participation trophy

The Bee was held at the local movie theatre complex. She made it passed the first round. On the second round she was eliminated with the word "croquet". She new how to spell it, but her nerves got the best of her. she ended up spelling it c-r-o-q-u-....a-y. The girl before her merely had to spell "pickle". Oh well. It was a fun experience and a girls night for her and I. We celebrated with In-n-Out for dinner after and some Coldstone for dessert before picking up her brothers and heading home. 
I sure am proud of this girl of mine. She is pretty amazing!


Chris or Katie said...

Great job, Maya! I hope she's a little less Blue than I am, and won't still remember all the spelling bee words she missed 30 years later. I completely understand about the stage nerves, too.

Becky said...

Way to go, Maya! That is awesome. Beauty and brains!

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