On March 4, Isabella Neubauer competed in the Myrtle Beach Sun News Regional Spelling Bee and came in first place!  This is her fourth straight year, an amazing achievment.  After nine rounds of spell-offs, Isabella finally won with the word nullibicity.  If you’re wondering what that is, it’s the act or state of being nowhere–IMG_3833 - Version 2and it wasn’t even on any of the word lists that Isabella studied!  Isabella ended up having to spell two words, nullibicity and paralympics, but the competition still lasted from 6:30 to 9:00.  When asked how she handled the stress, she said, “I was really not nervous until it was my turn.” Congratulations to Isabella Neubauer for first place, fourth time in a row, and good luck at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.  This competition takes place between May 25th and 31st and can be viewed on ESPN.

Check out the great article and photo in Wednesday’s Sun News!