TULSA – 5-year-old Edith Fuller from TBC Home Educators Fellowship won the Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee Saturday.
She closed out the bee by spelling "jnana" correctly. Jnana, pronounced juh-nah-nuh, is the knowledge acquired through meditation and study as a means of reaching Brahman.
Fuller will now fly to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Spelling Bee. The 5-year-old will become the youngest person ever to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
One of the words, Fuller spelled correctly was one of the words members of our 2 Works for You team misspelled. Watch our team struggle with the word, nisei.
A total of 48 students ranging in age from 5 to 14 competed in the bee. They represented schools and home schools across eastern Oklahoma.
Fuller won, among other prizes, a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington D.C. area to represent northeastern Oklahoma this May. Only two students from Oklahoma will be competing at the national bee.
“We at 2 Works for You celebrate hard work, education and literacy,” said Amy Calvert, vice president and general manager for KJRH. “And we are privileged to have partners passionate about education, Kenco and Oral Roberts University, showcasing the brightest students in our region.”
Emceeing the event was 2 Works for You evening anchor Brian Sanders. The judges were Chera Kimiko, 2 Works for You evening anchor; Jill Donovan, Owner of Rustic Cuff; and "Chubbs", host of the K-Hits morning show. Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator for Tulsa City-County Library served as recorder and David Ragland, president of Kenco Engineering was the pronouncer.
Words provided to the students came from the Scripps National Spelling Bee list.
2 Works for You, Kenco Engineering and Oral Roberts University are sponsorship partners in bringing the Scripps National Spelling Bee to Green Country. As a Scripps broadcasting station, 2 Works for You has a long history, tradition and commitment to literacy education.
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