In a spellbirding battle of words, three past BISD champions flawlessly spelled word after word at the 2014 BISD spelling bee.  Ultimately, Omar Nisar, Hussain (center) capture this year’s championship.  This was the second BISD title for Hussian, who also won in 2012.  Last year’s 2013 spelling champ, Abigail Yztel Moreales, (right), a 7th grade student at Perkins Middle School, was the runner-up.  Soren Johanns Valentin Bugtong, the 2011 BISD spelling champion, representing Vela Middle School, came in third.  These three students, and five other BISD top spellers, will advance to the 26th Rio Grande Valley Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Saturday, March 1 at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.