Baylor seventh grader Alisha Chandra was the winner at the Zone level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Feb. 11. She advances to the Regional bee on Mar. 7 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The next step from the Regional is the National bee.
Chandra qualified for the Zone bee by winning the competition at Baylor on Jan. 26. Also qualifying via the Baylor bee were seventh grader Julia Gardner in second place and sixth grader William Hubbard in third. Hubbard finished tenth at the Zone bee while Gardner missed the competition due to illness.