Walnut boy wins regional spelling bee


Tin Kuo of Walnut wins Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee, Staff Photo by Eric Reed

Dozens of family members Saturday packed into
the Feddersen Recital Hall at Mt. San Antonio College to cheer on a
group of spelling whiz kids who frequently asked one very important
question – “Can you use the word in a sentence?”

After more than four hours of spelling words ranging from
“anomaly” to “eocene” at the fourth annual Inland Valley Regional
Spelling Bee competition, 31 students were whittled down to two.

Tin Kuo of Walnut and Rebecca Norden-Bright of Upland sparred
back and forth for 25 rounds before Tin won the sixth championship round
after correctly spelling “paladin.”

Read about the big winners in Juliette Funes’ story at BEE