Gloria Floyd student earns Macy’s Spelling Bee crown

Bianka Estrada, 10, is pictured at Macy’s at The Falls.

Bianka Estrada, a fifth grade student at Gloria Floyd Elementary School in Kendall spelled her way through nine rounds of words to become the local champion of the Macy’s Spelling Bee. The winning word was “aviary.”

In total, 43 students ages 8-11 participated in the Spelling Bee at Macy’s at The Falls on Saturday, Sept. 15.

This is Macy’s seventh annual Spelling Bee competition in partnership with Reading is Fundamental. Each of the 27 regional Spelling Bee champs take home great prizes including an iPad, a $100 Macy’s Gift Card, a tutoring scholarship from Kaplan and an online gift card from Scholastic.

For more details and a complete listing of participating Macy’s locations, visit

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