Parkview Public School has continued it's remarkable success rate in the Riverina section of the Premier's Spelling Bee after Year 3 student Lilly Davies became the third Parkview student in just five years to secure a place in the State Finals after a brilliant performance at the Riverina Finals in Griffith on Wednesday.
Davies, who was locked in a tight battle with two peers after all sighted words had been exhausted, successfully spelt 'adversity' to secure her place in the state finals.
Year 3/4 Teacher Fiona Hislop was glowing in her praise her star speller. "Lilly is a wonderful student and a credit to her family and our school. She has a real maturity for someone so young and a genuine thirst for knowledge. While she is quite talented scholastically, she works incredibly hard and this is a just reward for all of her efforts."
The state finals will feature the leading spellers from all over NSW and will be hosted in the ABC'c Ultimo Studios and broadcast live over the internet in November.