79th Annual Regional Spelling Bee

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Sixty-six kids from all over Mahoning and parts of Trumbull counties compete in 79th annual regional Vindicator Spelling Bee.

ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  - Mia Bordonaro - Ohio  Virtual Academy --The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Mia Bordonaro - Ohio Virtual Academy --The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Mom and daughter  Miranda Keck  from Jackson Milton  Elementary  shares a laugh with her mom Kim as Ki puts on the sash before The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Mom and daughter Miranda Keck from Jackson Milton Elementary shares a laugh with her mom Kim as Ki puts on the sash before The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Can you spell DOUBLE - yes  Mrs Kim Fisk a teacher at Austintown Fitch middle school brought her twins with her to watch the two Austintown spellers . twins are 10 months Mya (ok) and Riley --The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Can you spell DOUBLE - yes Mrs Kim Fisk a teacher at Austintown Fitch middle school brought her twins with her to watch the two Austintown spellers . twins are 10 months Mya (ok) and Riley --The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Tessa Durrett of Struthers Elementary  studied  just before the start of The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Tessa Durrett of Struthers Elementary studied just before the start of The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..I SPELL --  Greg and Andrew Rossi  work their I Pad - as  THE BEE went on Andrew last appeared in 2010  ( his fourth time)The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I SPELL -- Greg and Andrew Rossi work their I Pad - as THE BEE went on Andrew last appeared in 2010 ( his fourth time)The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges Rev Lewis Macklin - Leslie Kiske and Margie Rodriquez - listen to a word to be sure the word was corectly spelled at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges Rev Lewis Macklin - Leslie Kiske and Margie Rodriquez - listen to a word to be sure the word was corectly spelled at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Seth Little  Stambaugh Charter Academy - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Seth Little Stambaugh Charter Academy - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Third place finisher Megan Winters pauses as she spells a word -  The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Third place finisher Megan Winters pauses as she spells a word - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - Winner and Champ The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - Winner and Champ The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Kali Jordan-DeBruin - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Kali Jordan-DeBruin - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES   Bobby Jefferson P Ross Berry Academy--The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bobby Jefferson P Ross Berry Academy--The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert ...


Second Place winner gets the trophy from  Judge Leslie Kiske -  Second Place winner is Tamsin Day of Willow Creek Learning Center

Second Place winner gets the trophy from Judge Leslie Kiske - Second Place winner is Tamsin Day of Willow Creek Learning Center


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES  Morgan Smith of Kirkmere elementary - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Morgan Smith of Kirkmere elementary - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Eric Schumacher of St Joseph & Immaculate Heart of Mary - The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES - Eric Schumacher of St Joseph & Immaculate Heart of Mary - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Fatherly advice as  Brian Teague gives some pointers to his son  Bronx (ok) Teague  between rounds at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Fatherly advice as Brian Teague gives some pointers to his son Bronx (ok) Teague between rounds at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Second and First Place winners Tamsin Day and Max Lee -  The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Second and First Place winners Tamsin Day and Max Lee - The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES   Bronx (ok) Teague of Akiva Academy -The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FOR THE FACES Bronx (ok) Teague of Akiva Academy -The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Happy Dad Happy Mom Happy Video -   Jim and Kanae (ok) Ervin smile and video their son  Kazzi Ervn from Springfield Local Intermediat e.The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Happy Dad Happy Mom Happy Video - Jim and Kanae (ok) Ervin smile and video their son Kazzi Ervn from Springfield Local Intermediat e.The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..I ARM -  Max Lee from Canfield Village Middle School  uses his forearm to visual words as he spelled them -  He eventually won the bee-.The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..I ARM - Max Lee from Canfield Village Middle School uses his forearm to visual words as he spelled them - He eventually won the bee-.The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --.. Jacob Stellers from South Range Middle School -- as he spelled his first word  at The 79th  Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for the National Spelling Bee s--30-..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Jacob Stellers from South Range Middle School -- as he spelled his first word at The 79th Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Vindicator was held at YSU Kilcawley Center with 65 spellers vieing for the coveted trophy and trip to Washington for ...