Last month, Kieran was runner up in her classroom spelling bee and qualified to participate in the school spelling bee. I can't believe how nervous I was for her!
She made it through 6 rounds before misspelling heroic in the 7th round. All the kids were so incredible. They spelled words I had never heard of before--in elementary school! I found myself on the edge of my seat until the very end.
**01/16/12 update: The boy who won Elm Tree's spelling bee went on to win the county spelling bee and his big brother was runner up!