Each year, hundreds of students across Arizona practice for hours on end in hopes of winning their school and district or regional spelling bee so they can compete at the annual state spelling bee.
The students noted below are the 27 lucky students who will move forward to compete in the Arizona State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Arizona PBS Studios.
Nicola is a 7th grader from Sunrise Middle School in Scottsdale. She represented Arizona in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Scottsdale, Ariz., May 26, 2016 — Arizona’s representative at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 7th grader Nicola Ferguson of Scottsdale, incorrectly spelled ‘psyllium’ in the finals earlier this morning in Washington, D.C. Psyllium is a fleawort (or plantain).