Queen of the New Mexico spelling Bee is 10-year-old Ariel Kokoricha who spelled “legato” in the 14th Round. She is from Clovis in Curry County and attends Clovis Christian School. Ariel will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29-30 in Washington, D.C. CONGRATULATIONS, Ariel!!!!!
Second place was Anish Kumar from Santa Fe and Ben Voter, also of Santa Fe, placed third. Benjamin Jacquez of Farmington came in 4th and Katie Delgado of Los Alamos placed fifth. Super job!