Bikinian Joseann Leer 5th Grade RMI National Spelling Bee Champion
Joseann Leer, a Bikinian 5th grader at the Majuro Baptist School, won the 5th grade National Spelling Bee championship over hundreds of other competitors today, April 28, 2010, in Majuro. The Spelling Bee was broadcast on national radio. After many rounds without a single misspelled word, which were from a level 7 spelling book, Joseann spelled the word “magnificent” to defeat Maile Sam from Assumption School. Joseann is the daughter of Jibon and Sylvia Leer.