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J. Frank Hillyard Middle Schooler Wins Regional Bee, Trip To Finals In D.C.

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Posted: March 3, 2014

Brayden Kelley, 13, reacts to winning the Rockingham District Ruritans Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at the WVPT studios in Harrisonburg. Kelley, who beat out 19 other finalists in the 10-round match, won a new laptop computer and a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Brayden talks with representatives of the Ruritans and Cargill after his victory on Saturday. His winning word was “implement.”

HARRISONBURG - After weeks of studying in preparation for the 2014 Regional Spelling Bee, Brayden Kelley walked up to the microphone Saturday in WVPT studios in Harrisonburg to receive his final...



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