Eesha Sohail, a seventh-grade student at Norris Middle School, beat 22 competitors after more than 20 rounds of intense competition to win the 31st Kern County Scripps National Spelling Bee Monday night.
Eesha, 12, spelled the winning word, “frangibility,” without pause and waited for the announcer to give her a final word.
Instead, she learned “frangibility” was the winning word and she broke into a huge grin.
“I did not come here prepared to make a speech, so I’m just going to say this is awesome,” Eesha said.
The competition was riveting, with many hushed “ahs” from the crowd at the Dore Theatre at Cal State Bakersfield. It tested a group of 23 students from 15 schools and three districts.
Sometimes it's hard to walk away from a longtime job.
Homeowners in unincorporated Kern could be able to turn down the dimmer on their power bills, under a new finance program that began Monday.
School districts and the state would be required to do a better job of tracking students who miss class under proposed legislation announced Monday that is designed to lower California's dropout rate.
Kern Medical Center's new management company is assuming more control over the county owned hospital -- and being paid more to do it.
The Medical Board of California has issued a cease practice order to Bakersfield doctor Savita P. Shertukde, who until a few years ago was a contract pathologist at Kern Medical Center.
What wins wars and games, offense or defense? The answer depends on what general or coach you ask. The question is similar in business. What will make you the most money, marketing or accounting? The truthful response in all three disciplines is, "It depends on the strategy and resources."
Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert issued Monday afternoon for a boy allegedly abducted in Long Beach.
Water levels in the Indian Wells Valley are dropping. There is less water going into the basin than is going out. The desert plain surrounding Ridgecrest looks grim.
The Bakersfield Falcons are a football team made up of peace officers and firefighters. Since their establishment in 2007, there have been broken arms, legs and necks but in the midst of injuries, one thing never ends -- they continue to raise money for local charities.
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