Nyssa hosts third annual county spelling bee

NYSSA – Over 80 students across Malheur County have been training and preparing for a different type of sport, one that involves studying the etymology of words or brushing up with the dictionary on commonly misspelled words.

This Friday, students will be relying on that training to compete in the third annual Malheur County Spelling Bee at Nyssa Elementary School.

Students in first through eighth grades from 19 public, private and charter schools in Malheur County will be spelling at the event.

The top three to finish in each grade level will be honored, and the overall contest winner will get the chance to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C. in May.

Cadi Corn from Nyssa won the Malheur County Spelling Bee championship last year and will be back to compete this year as . . .