“J-N-A-N-A. Jnana,” Edith said.
And with that she became the youngest person to win the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee.
Edith beat out more than 50 other students at the Oral Roberts Global Learning Center on Saturday to earn a trip to Washington, D.C., and a spot in the national spelling bee.
“I feel thankful,” said Edith, who represented the TBC Home Education Fellowship in the competition.
The spelling bee featured competitors from elementary and middle schools throughout northeast Oklahoma.
Edith was an early crowd favorite because of her age. But as she began correctly spelling words like odori, colloquial and sevruga, it became clear she was a true contender.
“It’s fun to share her with everyone,” said her mother, Annie Fuller. “I knew she’d be a novelty, so I’m proud she held her own.”
Fuller said the family learned of her daughter’s knack for spelling last summer while they were having dinner together.
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