La Conner youth makes another Bee-line to nationals


As usual, Charity Jordan spelled trouble for her rivals.

For the judges she spelled everything else. Letter perfect, at that.

The poised and humble La Conner eighth grader won her third straight regional Spelling Bee championship at Skagit Valley College in March. That secured her a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C. area for a third consecutive spring.

Charity will compete against the country’s top student spellers starting May 27 in National Harbor, MD.

Yet her rare regional three-peat isn’t all that makes Charity’s story so spellbinding.

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