Ryleigh continued the fabulous Neubauer spellebrity tradition by placing third at the 27th annual Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Sun News. The event was held on March 3 at Myrtle Beach High School and involved 54 elementary, intermediate and middle school students from Georgetown and Horry Counties.
Ryleigh went 9 rounds over about three hours. Was she scared? Ryleigh admits she was “very nervous.” She gave her secret for managing the jitters: “I just listened to music in my head and tried not to pay attention.” Congratulations, Ryleigh–you are awesome!