May 21, 2007
In recent months, spelling bees have attracted the national spotlight with movies like Akeelah and the Bee and Spell Bound. Soon, one local student will find herself in the mix of some of the nation's best spellers.
Merial Sullivan, a seventh grader at the Covenant School, has beaten out more than 140 total students to make her way to nationals. She leaves this Sunday for the big bee in Washington DC.