The Lousiana Government School district finalist, Isabelle Swasey is the country’s second best speller. Twelve district finalists convened at the Countryside Park in Spanish Lookout Friday, June 6th, 2014, to compete for the 20th annual “speller of the year title”. It was a tightly contested competition since all the representatives remained intact for rounds one and two with full points.
Topping the competition as the best speller for 2014 was ten year old Shanalene Guyap of Solid Rock Academy in Dangriga. Not only did Gayap capture the 1st place title but she also made history by being the youngest winner in all the 20 years of the competition! We’ll have reactions from Swasey in tommorws newscast.