New Visions super speller headed to regional round

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A fourth-grader at New Visions will be competing in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at Hofstra University.

Travis Manning, who won the school’s spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “portrait,” was awarded a year subscription to Britannica for Kids Encyclopedia online edition. He will represent the school on Feb. 8 against other schools throughout Long Island. In the event that Manning is unable attend, runner-up Ana James will take his place.