Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fifth-grader spells success.(Reach Out)

Byline: Around Town LIZ OTERO VALLEJOS

Patricia Wright, a fifth-grader at Inez Elementary School in Albuquerque, recently took top honors in both the school Spelling Bee and Geography Bee. This is only the second time a student has won both in the history of the school, which was established in 1952.

The Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic, involved answering questions on U.S. and world geography. "These are very difficult questions, I know many adults who couldn't answer them," said Inez Principal Leon Bartles.

Wright now will submit a written exam to National Geographic. If she passes, she will qualify for the state competition, to be held early next year. …

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