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Photos: Chugiak 7th-grader wins Alaska State Spelling Bee

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: March 29, 2018
  • Published March 29, 2018

More than 140 students from around the state competed in the Alaska State Spelling Bee at the Sheraton Anchorage on Thursday.

Joshua Saylor, a seventh-grade student at Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak, became champion for the second year in a row after correctly spelling the word "pompier" in the ninth round.

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