A true test of how well our youth can spell.

The 61st annual Regional Spelling Bee happened today at the Ortiz Center. It was hosted by the Caller Times. Words like collectivism, were given to some of the best spellers from all across town!

The kids competing range from first graders to 8th graders. The winner today was Claire Thomas, a sixth grader from Incarnate Word, who will get an all expenses paid to trip to Washington DC to take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this May.