As early as in the first round, both Alyssa Arceo of the Island Academy and Nalini Che of New Horizon used every available strategy to ensure that they remain in the competition as long as possible. In fact both of the island’s top spellers were determined to bring the district champ to the island and were in the top six spellers that proceed to the final round.
While Che came down in the final round when she missed her first two words, Alyssa Arceo made it to the very last. Arceo spelled her last word “AGUARDIENTE” incorrectly. At the end of the competition Zhanae Sutherland of Hummingbird Elementary, second place went to Aaron King of