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Five correct syllables and a victory dance

Exponent Telegram photo by Kyle Jenkins Robert L. Bland sixth grader Andrew Gould celebrates after winning the RESA 7 Regional Spelling Bee Wednesday evening.
Exponent Telegram photo by Kyle Jenkins
Robert L. Bland sixth grader Andrew Gould celebrates after winning the RESA 7 Regional Spelling Bee Wednesday evening.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Robert L. Bland sixth-grader Andrew Gould cinched the RESA 7 Regional Spelling Bee Wednesday night by correctly spelling “batik” and “coloratura.”

Thirty-three students in fourth to eighth grades from eight counties competed in the event held at the Bridgeport Conference Center.

Gould receives an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 25-30. The Exponent Telegram sponsored the bee…

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