Congratulations to Madera 4th Grader & Spelling Whiz Kristy Chu!

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This year’s Madera Spelling Bee winner Kristy Chu participated in the Contra Costa County Spelling Bee. It was held at the Tyce Valley Community Gym in Walnut Creek on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Kristy came in 4th place overall, which is especially impressive considering she was competing with middle school students.

Also, from the article in the West County Times:

This year the competition was so intense it took about a half-hour longer than usual to whittle the field down to 10 finalists, according to Judge Peggy Marshburn, who said she’s worked on about 30 of the county competitions.

“We had to start using words that weren’t on their study list (to speed things up),” Marshburn said.

Well done, Kristy!