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Meet Goliad County's spelling co-champions

By Victoria Advocate
March 15, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.
Updated March 15, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.


BEE PRIZES

Our Regional Spelling Bee Champion will receive: an all-expense paid trip (paid for by the Victoria Advocate) to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee; Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate, donated by Jay Sugarman; a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium, donated by Encyclopaedia Britannica, and a Webster's Third New International Dictionary, donated by Merriam-Webster.

The second place winner will receive a Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, donated by Merriam-Webster.

[SOURCE: The Victoria Advocate]

IF YOU GO

WHAT: The Regional Spelling Bee

WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Victoria College's Johnson Symposium, 2200 E. Red River St.

COST: Free

Twelve spellers from around the Crossroads will duke it out at the 2013 Regional Spelling Bee Champion.

Each day, we'll feature the co-champions from participating counties.

Saturday's co-champions are from Goliad County - Jared Rocky Neal Martin of Goliad Middle School and Jeremiah Cole Jackson of Goliad Intermediate School.

If you can't make it to the competition, be sure to check out our live video from the event at VictoriaAdvocate.com.

Name: Jared Rocky Neal Martin

Grade: Eighth grade

Age: 14

School: Goliad Middle School

Past bee victories: None

Hobbies: Plays video games.

Name: Jeremiah Cole Jackson

Grade: Fourth grade

Age: 9

School: Goliad Intermediate School

Past bee victories: None

Other achievements: Jeremiah is active in baseball and basketball, has competed in Jiu Jitsu tournaments statewide and is nationally ranked. He's also a straight-A student and a great big brother.

Hobbies: Baseball, basketball, football and video games

Q: Winning word?

A: Renegade

Q: Who is your favorite Hunger Games character?

A: Katniss is my favorite because she's fighting for her freedom.

Q: How do you practice?

A: By looking over the list. Sometimes I get my parents and brothers to help.

Q: What are you plans for DC?

A: Probably go visit the White House.

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