A student from P.S. Jones Middle School in Washington is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
Sixth grader Isabella Mayo beat out 42 other participants from all across Eastern Carolina Saturday at the 18th Annual Downeast NC Regional Spelling Bee at Washington High School.
Mayo won in the 11th round with the word "trajectory." Last year she finished third in the regional competition.
Maile McNaughton from First Flight Middle School placed second, and Amanda Keiper from SW Snowden Elementary came in third.
Mayo receives an all-expense paid trip for her and a chaperone to Washington D.C. to represent the region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this spring.
WITN's Dave Jordan was the pronouncer for the spelling bee, which was sponsored by the Washington Daily News and PCS.