Sixth Grade Strawberry Student Wins Spelling Bee


How do you spell “belligerent”? That was the final word at the Sonoma County Elementary Spelling Competition held yesterday afternoon at the Office of Education. 20 children from fourth to sixth grade were vying for first place and a chance to move on to the State Championship. Most students were eliminated in the first 20 minutes of the competition, and the title went to 12-year old Katie Thomas, a sixth grader from Strawberry Elementary School in Santa Rosa.