Valley Teen Still in the Spelling Bee Competition

May 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Valley teen is still in the running for the National Scripps Spelling Bee Championship.Tia Thomas of Coarsegold made it through round six of Friday morning's semi-finals, where she had to spell words including "ptarmic" and "mcleod."

She passed the first four rounds of the contest yesterday.

Visalia native Jared Caballes was knocked out of the competition Thursday.

He did not get enough words right during the written part of the contest.