From bric-a-brac to uitlander and 298 words in between, junior high students from around the county faced the bright lights and tough competition at the 2014 Huron County Spelling Bee.
Of the 54 students in grades four through eight who qualified, one word meant the most: champion.
And that word belongs to Benjamin Schafer, a seventh-grader at St. Joseph School in Monroeville.
Schafer outlasted the field, followed by League Elementary fourth-grader Carson Bauman in second and Western Reserve Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Cornelison in third.
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