Chow and Haitsuka outspell schoolmates


Forty-six middle school students participated in the Hawaii Preparatory Academy spelling bee on Nov. 1.

Eighth-grader Alicia Chow won the annual contest by properly spelling the word “raucous,” with sixth-grader Kealia Haitsuka placing second, making it through “audacious” before being stumped.

Chow and Haitsuka now advance to the Jan. 19 Hawaii Island District Spelling Bee, to be staged this year at HPA’s Gates Performing Arts Center. The winner of the district competition in Waimea will represent the Big Island at the state spelling bee on Oahu.

 

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