LaPlace 6th grader advances to national spelling bee

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018

LaPlace Elementary School sixth grader Thomas Gross III reigned supreme Saturday at the 30th annual spelling bee at Xavier University, earning a win with the word “tritium” and securing a spot in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee, scheduled for May 29-31 in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Gross III

Gross will be featured in a L’OBSERVATEUR “Looks Bright” profile this Saturday (March 24).