I am not a great speller and in the advent of spell check I have been spared the need to learn. But in this world there are prolific spellers, one of which I know. Eleanor Runde is the daughter of Bev's cousin and she qualified to participate in the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC this week.
There was also a video package on KOMO that featured her when she was competing at the regionals HERE.
We are thinking of Eleanor and her supporting family members as she gears up to compete at this competition that is rich in tradition and prestige. In it's current form, I guess the national spelling bee goes back to the 1920's. It's quite an accomplishment to be 1 of the 293 kids in the whole country who get to compete. Go Eleanor!