A sixth-grader from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Glendale is the winner of the Los Angeles County Elementary Spelling Bee, qualifying her for the May 13 California State Elementary Spelling Bee Championship.
June Musurlian beat out 27 fellow school district and charter school champions by correctly spelling antecedence, and then coincidental, to conclude the competition Wednesday at the Almansor Court Conference Center in Alhambra.
Audrey Jung, a sixth-grader from Huntington Middle School in San Marino, finished in second place after misspelling antecedence, but she, too, qualified for the state bee, which will be held at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton.
Ryan Yan — a fifth-grader from Coolidge Elementary School in San Gabriel — finished third, a year after finishing second.
The bee for students from fourth through sixth grades lasted nearly 90 minutes, about 10 minutes longer than last year, according to Kostas Kalaitzidis of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which conducted the competition.
—City News Service