Congratulations to Nila Dhinaker from Cooley Middle School for winning the Higley Unified School District Spelling Bee.
Nila became the champion in the 18th round by correctly spelling the word rappelled.
First runner-up was Nathan Grandy from Centennial Elementary.
Both students will represent Higley USD #60 in the Maricopa County Region 6 Spelling Bee on Friday, February 21, 2014.
The Region 6 Bee will be held at the Queen Creek High School Performing Arts Center.