Out of 10,000 students and more than 100 schools, it came down to just two. Parents were on the edge of their seats as the winner of this year's Regional Spelling Bee was announced.
There was some fierce competition among the students as they spelled out one word after another. The spelling bee happening at the Ortiz Center Saturday. 14-year old Victoria Epstein from Flour Bluff Jr. High School says she loves to spell and her skills have paid off. She came in at the top spot for the second year in a row.
Victoria Epstein says, "You can get clues from the patterns you see in the different languages, if you don't know one part you can guess it from that part."
"She worked very hard. I'm proud of her for the discipline she shows," Midge Epstein, Victoria's mom, said. "There were many days she didn't want to spell but she did it anyway. It really taught her perseverance."
3News anchor Rudy Trevino was a guest judge at Saturday's spelling bee. Victoria is now headed to the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
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