For the second year in a row, 9-year-old Emily Madaras of Wilchester Elementary School, a fifth-grader, was the last student standing in the SBISD Annual Spelling Bee. She’s now won the crown for spelling twice.
The Spelling Bee, held Feb. 12 in the mini-auditorium at Spring Woods High School, drew more than 40 elementary or middle school students. All the students had been named either winner or runner-up in school spelling contests. The Spelling Bee was the district’s biggest competition ever, and it ran for 18 separate rounds.