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Meet Victoria County's spelling co-champions

March 16, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 16, 2013 at 10:17 p.m.


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]


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.

Sunday's co-champions are from Victoria County - Therese Eamgiuel, of Howell Middle School, and Ryan Ehsan, of Stroman Middle School.

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

Name: Therese Eamiguel

Grade: Sixth grade

Age: 12

School: Howell Middle School

Past bee victories: DeLeon Spelling Bee champion in 2011, 2012; District Spelling co-champion in 2012; Regional Spelling Bee 2012, fifth place

Other achievements: A honor roll since elementary school

Hobbies: Piano with Anne Johannsen, volleyball

Q: What was your winning word? Rubescent

Name: Ryan Ehsan

Grade: Seventh grade

Age: 12

School: Stroman Middle School

Past bee victories: Stroman Middle School 2012 School Champion

Other achievements: Plays guitar, percussion, xylophone and piano

Hobbies: Computer games, studying and spelling



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