After surviving past words like scorch and shriek, four La Cañada Elementary students will go on to the district spelling bee next month.
The students competed in a spelling bee on the school's campus Friday morning. Students cheered as their classmates spelled words correctly, and those that missed a word still received high-fives and support from their fellow students.
Ahren Bagramyan, a 6th grader, 5th-grader Noah Truong, 6th-grader Alejandro Uribe, and 4th-grader Angel Lee were the last four students standing.
They will join top students from Palm Crest Elementary and Paradise Canyon Elementary on Jan. 23 during the district-wide spelling bee held at the district offices at 6:30 p.m.
The winner in that competition will go on to the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee.