A Glendale Unified student who participated in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on Wednesday after becoming Glendale Unified’s spelling-bee champion for the second straight year, placed in the top five during the county competition.
Ultimately, the word that stumped the fifth-grade, R.D. White student was “chicane.”
Her fifth-place finish this year, however, was better than her seven-way tie for sixth place during last year’s county competition.
La Cañada Elementary student Gabriel Gottheim won the county bee after correctly spelling “demarcate” and “memorabilia.”
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