Meet the only students — all in Grade 6 — north of Comox who qualified for the regional spelling bee. The event was held Feb. 25 at the University of Victoria and Karrah Parke (left) of Sunset Elementary came in third out of 59 students. She got out on the twelfth round. Katlynn Soper, also of Sunset, and Dexter Lash-Burrows, of A.J. Elliott Elementary got out in the second round.
More than 6,000 students from 64 registered schools competed in classroom and school spelling bees to make it to the event.