PHOTO GALLERY: County spellers converge on Nyssa Elementary School to test their word skills

Ashton Grove of St. Peter Catholic School in Ontario spells out a word during the Malheur County Spelling Bee March 10. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

NYSSA – Nyssa sixth-grader Ava Anderson was crowned champion of the Malheur County Spelling Bee at Nyssa Elementary School last Thursday, March 10.

To win, she correctly spelled “inkling,” which means a slight knowledge, suspicion or a hint.

Anderson earned an opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., at the end of May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Second place overall in the Malheur County Spelling Bee went to May Roberts fourth-grader Presley Unger. Angel Barrientos, a second-grader from Adrian, claimed a third-place finish overall.

More than 100 students competed in the bee, said Matt Murray, principal at Nyssa Elementary School, which . . .