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Wynne spells her way to the top

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Cedar Creek student wins regional spelling bee
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Leader photo by BRIANA ARRINGTON- Cedar Creek eighth grade student Mary Wynne (right) said had it not been for her sponsor, Darby Hollingsworth (left), she would not have been able to win the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee.

Cedar Creek eighth grader Mary Wynne is the best speller around. She won the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee competition in the University Center at LSU-Shreveport on March 8, and will compete in the national competition in Washington D.C. on May 25.

“I don’t get nervous — whether it’s five, 50, 500 or 5 million people — I’ll be the same,” Mary said.

Perhaps it was those nerves of steel that helped Mary to make it through all 88 rounds. And the competition was steep.

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