Newton Falls – A local young person will be headed to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the 2011 National Bible Bee this November 16-19. Hannah-Abigail Toth excelled in Bible memorization and studied enough to secure one of 300 top scores from across the country during the Local Bible Bee Contest which was held on August 27 at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Royalton.

Hannah-Abigail is the daughter of Ron and Tamara Toth and one of nine children. She worships at North Mar Christian and Missionary Alliance. Summer support and social activities were offered by Royal Redeemer under the leadership of Charlie and Kristi Upole of North Royalton. Toth memorized up to 250 Bible verses and studied the Bible book of 1 Peter in depth over the summer, and now has another 100 verses and 2 Peter to study for Nationals.

The 2011 National Bible Bee Competition and Family Discipleship Celebration will take place in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. At Nationals, the 300 National Qualifiers will demonstrate their diligence in Scripture knowledge and memorization through oral and written rounds. The top winners will be awarded more than $260,000 and every contestant will be encouraged and recognized for their Biblical excellence.