The winner of the first through third grades- doesn’t she look happy? Her winning words were ‘shoulder’ and then ‘variety’. The last word she spelled just slow enough for me to clear some memory space on my camera, but not slow enough for me to zoom in on her, okay? It was so cute. The only thing that dampened the experience was the lady sitting behind me who treated her husband horribly. I scanned the seats, looking for another set of three, but couldn’t see anything. Then, when her son misspelled a word and came and sat down, she rather loudly explained right there what he did wrong and what he should have said. I was embarrassed for her. I think the teachers were surprised how long this age group lasted- I think about 10 rounds! Way to go, OHVA elite!