Edison Intermediate Center hosts 45th spelling bee

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - In South Bend, some eager students put their spelling skills to the test this morning.

39 students took the stage at Edison Intermediate Center to see who would become the top speller out of the whole district.

A familiar face, our very own Gary Seiber, had the honor of being the emcee.

An 8th grader at Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School, came out on top and today is also her 14th birthday.

Olivia Van Meter correctly spelled breccia, which is a type of rock.

This was the 45th year for the bee.