Corn takes 4th spelling crown

Cadi Corn adjusting her medal at last year's Spelling Bee. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

NYSSA ­– Cadi Corn, an eighth grader at Nyssa Middle School, emerged as the champion at the Malheur County Spelling Bee March 11.

The countywide triumph is the fourth consecutive win for the Nyssa student.

Last year, Corn also won the county spelling bee but did not compete in the national event after it was canceled because of Covid.

Corn represented the county at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in 2019 and finished within the top 200 spellers nationwide.

This year’s bee was hosted by Nyssa Elementary School, but conducted via Zoom, with competitors and their chaperones unmuting their microphones only when it was time for them to spell their words. The national bee . . .