Byrd Student Takes District Spelling Bee

A seventh grader from Byrd Middle School went 20 rounds Tuesday morning to win the district spelling bee.

Bronson Hooper was asked to spell 'umlaut' correctly for the win, and he did it without hesitation.

If you're wondering, umlaut means: a mark ( ¨ ) used over a vowel, as in German or Hungarian, to indicate a different vowel quality, usually fronting or rounding.

Following his district win, Bronson will compete in the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 24. Two winners from that contest receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.