2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee

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An event program is seen during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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After being dismissed for misspelling a word, 9-year-old Lauren Ford (right) sits in her father, Nathan Ford's (center), lap as she writes and spells words in a notebook, while the other contestants continue in the competition, during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Gary Hosier (background) sits behind Lauren Ford (center) and Kevin Chen (foreground) as they wait for their turns during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Gary Hosier smiles when he takes his seat after spelling a word correctly during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rachael Cundey (left) stands at the microphone as she spells a word, while Larisa Crowder (right) sits after misspelling a word in the round, during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Gary Hosier stands at a microphone as he spells a word during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Jaleyn Stephens stands at the microphone for her turn to spell a word during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Tiaja Frazier (left) stands at the microphone, spelling a word in front of judges Audie Holmes (center) and Paulette Harris (right) during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Gary Hosier (left) sits as Rosemary Durant (center) stands to spell a word, with Larisa Crowder (right) sitting as well, during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eleven-year-old Sarah Cundey hugs her 14-year-old sister Rachael Cundey (right) after Rachael won the final round during the 2013 Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee which was held in the Morris Auditorium of the Augusta Chronicle on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff

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