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8 Year-old Wins School Spelling Bee with SAT College Prep Words

West Park, OH – (March, 2011) – Crepuscular, resplendence, cumulonimbus and nepotism are just a few of the words correctly spelled by 8 year-old Hunter Caraballo of Fairview Park to win the 3rd Annual Menlo Park Academy Spelling Bee.

Hunter outlasted 56 other champion spellers from the elementary and middle school. He seized his title as first place champion when he correctly spelled the word “oscillation”. Preliminary rounds of the bee used a list of 400 study words; however, the final round was classic, national bee style. In this round, true spelling (vs. memorization) was showcased using SAT College Prep words not supplied on study lists.

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