Evans abuzz over its super speller
By ADAM CAREY
SUPER speller, Chloe Timms, said she was excited at the prospect of her new-found fame after her star turn in the final of the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee.
But the cameras and the cheering crowd proved no distraction for the pint-sized wordsmith, who sailed through to the 16th round of the competition on Wednesday to win second prize, K-3 division.
Yesterday the Year 2 student from Evans River K-12 school was back in the classroom after her big Sydney trip.
Chloe said she had practiced and practiced in preparation for the spellathon.
For the record, when she finally got a word wrong it was 'rhapsody', while the winner clinched the title by correctly spelling 'intrigue'.
Proud mum, Mara, said her seven-year-old daughter's bookish ways began when she was only two, imitating her bookworm bigger brother.
These days, Mara admit- ted, Chloe was such a keen reader it could be a fight to get her to turn the light off and go to sleep.
Chloe said her current favourite book was about Selby, a talking dog who has to keep his special talents secret from grown-ups.
As for Chloe, her talents are no secret ? she's the toast of Evans River.