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Local student wins spelling bee

"Nadir" was the word that clinched a first-place spelling bee championship for Aisha Ewing, an eighth grader at North Seattle Christian School, a private school located in the Haller Lake neighborhood, just east of I-5.

Ewing and 15 other NSCS students, who were chosen as the school's top spellers in their respective grades, competed in the regional spelling bee competition March 7 at the Bear Creek School in Redmond, which hosted the event.

The spelling bee pitted students, grades 1 through 8, from 10 schools from throughout the area, all of which are members of the Association of Christian Schools International.

"It was an exciting day for students and parents alike, who sat on pins and needles throughout the event," reports Luann Anderson of North Seattle Christian School.

NSCS is home to over 170 students, including both preschool and K-8th grade students. "Nadir," by the way, means "the point opposite the zenith" or "the lowest point."

North Seattleites make Seattle Pacific's dean's list

The following North Seattle residents made the Seattle Pacific University Autumn Quarter Dean's List: Tabitha Anne Bartlett, Jennifer A Beback, Ann Elizabeth Berberian, Kimberly Rae Bohrer, Anna Yu-Nung Chung, Ingrid Marie Erickson, Michelle Natalie Gurr, Heather Ann Hawk, Tricia Lynn McKibben, Jessica Rose Notehelfer, Aaron Kyle Potratz, Kelly Jean Severance, Angela M Thorndyke and Matthew K Thorne.

The Jet City Maven offers its congratulations to these successful scholars!