7th grader Caleb Xiao wins regional spelling bee

Seventh grader Caleb Xiao became the second Spartanburg Day School student in as many years to win the USC Upstate Regional Spelling Bee, held Saturday, Feb. 17. Caleb will join last year's region winner and national finalist eighth grader Adom Appiah in Washington, D.C. in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Caleb correctly spelled the word "Alhambra," the name of a hill in Granada, Spain, and also the name of a city in California, to win the region bee.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal article

7th grader Caleb Xiao wins regional spelling bee