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Local 8th-grader Wins Regional Spelling Bee at TCU

TCU Center for Public Education Spelling Bee
Regional Spelling Bee Winner Jacob Williams with SuperFrog. The event was hosted by TCU’s College of Education, Center for Public Education and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A local 8th-grade boy said he was shocked by his win at the 2016 North Texas Regional Spelling Bee.

Jacob Williams of Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas, won the bee. The winning word was “versification.”

“I am very surprised actually,” said Williams. “I didn’t expect I would make it this far.”

In order to compete in the regional spelling bee, students had to win their schools’ bees. Winners from the schools were assigned to one of 25 area bees. The winner of each area bee was then sent to compete in the regional bee.

Williams competed against 23 other spellers at TCU for a chance to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Read the full story on TCU360.