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Nyssa sixth-grader repeats as Malheur County Spelling Bee champ

Nyssa sixth-grader Cadi Corn is a two-time Malheur County Spelling Bee champion after winning the sixth-grade and overall contests last Friday. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

NYSSA – Sixth-grader Cadi Corn out-spelled 81 other students in Grades 1-8 from public and independent schools throughout the county to win the third annual Malheur County Spelling Bee.

The event was held last Friday at Nyssa Elementary.

Cadi, who attends Nyssa Middle School, said she felt good going into the competition this year.

“Before the grade-level one, I was pretty confident that I was going to win because I won last year,” said Cadi, who was the 2018 countywide spelling bee champion.

However, she was getting a little nervous as the competition neared the final round.

“As soon as I watched the . . .