Torren Allison, a Community Christian School fifth grader in Mrs. Stafford’s class, has been spelling her way across Texas.

She began her career as Community Christian School’s premier speller when she represented CCS at Ft. Bend Academy in Houston, on Nov. 3, 2007. She beat all the other fifth graders to take the first place ribbon and advance to the school spell-off. Out of 75 students, she placed second to win her place among students advancing to District.

 On Feb. 23, in Dallas, Torren excelled, placing eighth out of 68 students from the fifth–eighth grade. She was the only fifth grader still standing in the competition.