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Hancock County Spelling Bee

Second-place winner Colin Aponte, champion Brandon Aponte and judge Jim Newett

Second-place winner Colin Aponte, champion Brandon Aponte and judge Jim Newett

From left, second-place winner Colin Aponte, champion Brandon Aponte and judge Jim Newett, Ellsworth Middle School principal, after the Hancock County Spelling Bee at the Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Bay School’s Fiona Tucker

Bay School’s Fiona Tucker

Bay School’s Fiona Tucker at the Hancock County Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Brooksville Elementary School’s John Bakeman

Brooksville Elementary School’s John Bakeman

Brooksville Elementary School’s John Bakeman at the Hancock County Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Sedgwick Elementary School’s Seska Whelan

Sedgwick Elementary School’s Seska Whelan

Sedgwick Elementary School’s Seska Whelan at the Hancock County Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Blue Hill Consolidated School’s Erika Hipsky

Blue Hill Consolidated School’s Erika Hipsky

Blue Hill Consolidated School’s Erika Hipsky at the Hancock County Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Cameron Stewart at the spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

Cameron Stewart at the spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

Cameron Stewart, a Blue Hill Consolidated School sixth grader, came in third place at the Hancock County spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook held on February 10.

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Colin Aponte at a spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

Colin Aponte at a spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

“May I have the language of origin?” Colin Aponte perseveres through 13 rounds at the Hancock County Spelling Bee before falling to his brother, winner Brandon Aponte. The bee was held at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook on February 10.

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Hancock County middle school spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

Hancock County middle school spelling bee at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook

On February 10 at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook, Brandon Aponte, a 13-year-old Brooklin homeschooler, wins the Hancock County Spelling Bee with “dreidel.” Aponte was the winner of the 2013 county and state bees and competed at the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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