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Meet Goliad County's spelling co-champions

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


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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