Rudlin Torah Academy salutes 5th grade student Elina Habib, the Winner of the Private School Division of the Richmond Times Dispatch Spelling Bee.

Representing RTA in this competition, which featured the school champions of Richmond’s elite private schools, Elina confidently and easily spelled her way to victory over the field.

Strikingly, the greater challenge had been Elina’s victory in RTA’s own spelling bee. There it took until the 36th round to secure her victory over 2nd place finisher, Chana Rochel Follick. This impressive win earned her the privilege of being RTA’s representative to the Private School finals.

Congratulations Elina – we are very proud of you!