Correctly spelling “resistance,” Pearland Junior High West's Raina Qiu (middle) claimed the 2019 Pearland ISD Spelling Bee championship on Feb. 6.
In second place was Pearland Junior High East's Katelyn Nguyen (left), and in third place, Berry Miller Junior High's Aisha Khan (right).
The Pearland ISD Spelling Bee drew 19 contestants from all district elementary, middle and junior high schools.
Qiu will represent Pearland ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee on March 23.
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