Scottsdale Independent

Desert Trails Elementary student wins PVSchools Spelling Bee

Superintendent Dr. James Lee with the 2018 district Spelling Bee runner-up and delegates. (submitted photo)

Emily Tran, a fifth grade student at Desert Trails Elementary School, won the PVSchools Spelling Bee that was held on Friday, Jan. 12.

Lorenzo Sayegh, eighth grade student at Sunrise Middle School, was the runner-up. The Spelling Bee lasted 19 rounds, and the winning word was “nelma,” according to a press release.

In addition to Emily and Lorenzo, the seven students will serve as delegates at the Maricopa County Regional II Spelling Bee Feb. 23 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St. in Cave Creek. They are: