PHOTOS: County’s top spellers compete at Nyssa Elementary

Cadi Corn, the third time Malheur County Spelling Bee champion, adjusts her medal during the awards ceremony at Nyssa Elementary following the competition on Thursday, March 12. Corn correctly spelled "atrocity" during the final bee. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

NYSSA - The room was silent as the now three time Malheur County Spelling Bee champion Cadi Corn slowly approached the mic during the seventh-grade bee.

People leaned in as Corn spelled out her final word.

"Attagirl," Corn said with her hands folded in front of her. "A T T A G I R L, attagirl," she repeated with confidence.

"That is correct," said the moderator.

Someone in the audience gasped and then the room applauded for Corn as she advanced to the final bee.

Corn then won the final bee after . . .