West Noble 8th grader headed to National Spelling Bee

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Grant Flora, an 8th grade student at West Noble Middle School, successfully spelled the French word that means cook or chef to win the 65th annual Regional Spelling Bee. The 14-year-old outlasted DeKalb Middle School 8th grader Riley White in the 45th round of the bee, held Saturday at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Rhinehart Music Center.

Flora will represent northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio at the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May.

In addition to winning an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the National competition, he also received The Samuel Louis Sugarman award, a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online, and a one-year subscription to Encyclopaedia Brittanica Online Premium.

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