Bryce Tasso correctly spelled "neuropathy" to claim first place in the 2013 Alaska State Spelling Bee on Friday afternoon at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Tasso first correctly spelled "geanticline" to gain the advantage over his fellow finalists before following up with his winner. Tasso, a sixth-grader at Eagle Academy Charter School in Eagle River, placed in the top 10 last year as a fifth-grader. He will represent Alaska at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
The runners-up were fifth-grader Christopher Hubbard of Aurora Elementary School and Carrie McCrorie of Mears Middle School.
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