PRINCETON — Seven Princeton Christian Academy students competed in the Association of Christian Schools International Spelling Bee on Jan. 18 at Trinity Oaks Christian School in Cary.
More than 15 ACSI Christian schools competed in this spelling bee, with each grade level having 20 or more contestants. The students were accompanied by their parents and PCA teachers.
Students competing were: second-grader Isabella VandenBerg, fourth-grader Evan Wilson, third-grader Alice Scruggs, fifth-grader Gus Anderson, eighth-grader Leah Wilson, seventh-grader Natalie Richey and sixth-grader Arthur VandenBerg. First-grader Emily Benson was unable to compete due to illness. All students placed in the top one-third of their grade levels.
Leah Wilson won second place out of the entire spelling bee, earning the right to advance to the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee on Friday, March 29, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., where she will compete against around 70 spellers from 12 states. The top five regional winners will be invited to participate in the ACSI National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., on May 3-4, where the event will be televised nationwide.