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67th Annual Regional Spelling Bee has Repeat Champion

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The 67th annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at Monticello High School set a record as the longest in history.

28 contestants from central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley were narrowed down to the final two, who went head-to-head through dozens of words.

After three hours and ten minutes, Sam Pereles from Waynesboro's Kate Collins Middle School out-spelled Burley Middle School student Ahmad Hasan-Aamir.

“Acidulous” was the winning word. It's an adjective meaning “sharp in taste or manner”.

Pereles is a repeat champ after winning last year's regional bee. He'll return to the National Spelling Bee in May.

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