8th grader wins Tulare County spelling bee for third year, moves on to nationals

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This year's Tulare County Office of Education Spelling Bee champ is the district's first three-peat winner. (KFSN)

This year's Tulare County Office of Education Spelling Bee champ is the district's first three-peat winner.

More than 200 students from more than 100 Tulare County schools competed at the event. This year's winner has won for the past three years.

Eighth grader Sameera Hussain is an eighth grader at Sequoia Middle School in Porterville.

Hussain won by spelling the word 'behemoth' correctly.

With her win Hussain will be headed to the national competition in May.

Hussain is the first person in the district to make an appearance three times.

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