By THEO KARANTSALIS
A local teen fed her soul nearly 700 Bible verses, last summer, then went on to win a spiritual contest that celebrates faith.
Bethany Xiques, 13, of Miami Springs, placed first in the junior division of the 2011 National Bible Bee Competition held on Nov. 22 in Nashville, Tenn.
“Spending so much time studying, memorizing and meditating on God’s word is such a blessing, no matter how many verses you memorize or how high your score was,” said Xiques, who received a trophy, gifts and a check for $50,000.
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