That's right -1st place in a the 4th/5th grade school spelling be as a 4th grader- about 400 kids in the 2 grades. She battled well and came out on top. We knew early on she was smart- it's her gift. I am glad she was rewarded on that special day. I was one proud mamma this day- and to say my stomach was in knots the last few rounds would be an understatement! She went on the the county bee and made it about half way (competing against 8th graders).