Call it Rachael’s Last Stand.
Monday afternoon at Grovetown Middle School, four-time Columbia County Spelling Bee champion Rachael Cundey will take on 25 competitors in an attempt to return to the regional spelling bee an unprecedented fifth time.
An eighth-grader at Lakeside Middle School, Rachael is in her final year of the competition, which is limited to third through eighth grades.
In addition to winning Columbia County’s bee four times, Rachael also has gone on to win the regional bee the past three years. No other local speller has as many wins.