Dubbo student gets to second round of spelling bee state final

Orana Heights Public School student Sophia Nuguid can be counted among the best junior spellers in NSW.

On Wednesday she took part in the Premier’s Spelling Bee state final for students in years 3 and 4.

Sophia,10, made it to the second round where she stumbled on the word patronage.

The year 4 student’s appearance in the state final has prompted high praise from her school’s deputy principal Susan Mestrom.

“We are really proud that she has grown so much since she has been here and shown so much commitment to learning,” the deputy principal said.

“She’s a lovely role model for people around her and in her class.”

Wellington Public School’s Madelyn Leggett made it to the state final for years 5 and 6.

She was knocked out in the first round when misspelling the word protagonist.