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ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES - Horizon Science Academy  of Jordan Martin  5th grader..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES - Horizon Science Academy of Jordan Martin 5th grader..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES -- McGuffey Elementary Bethany Garcia a 5th grader -  ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES -- McGuffey Elementary Bethany Garcia a 5th grader - ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer Fred Owens PHD  - awards the Champion Trophy - to Max Lee - ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer Fred Owens PHD - awards the Champion Trophy - to Max Lee - ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Tim Roberts -  adjusts the microphone for Bryona Colyar - of 2nd grader at Williamson Elementary..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Tim Roberts - adjusts the microphone for Bryona Colyar - of 2nd grader at Williamson Elementary..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Making Memories -- Andrea McKenna and Keli Bellas  record the moment  of  Cole McKenna of Struthers Elementary (sisters)..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Making Memories -- Andrea McKenna and Keli Bellas record the moment of Cole McKenna of Struthers Elementary (sisters)..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES   Struthers Middle school  Caitlyn Neapolitan-..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES Struthers Middle school Caitlyn Neapolitan-..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES.. .aww -   Charles Hudson  7th grader from Volney Rogers reacts to missing  his word..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES.. .aww - Charles Hudson 7th grader from Volney Rogers reacts to missing his word..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Top  Three ---  Dr Fred Ownes  - Max Lee  Tamsin Day  and  Aaron Coares - The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Top Three --- Dr Fred Ownes - Max Lee Tamsin Day and Aaron Coares - The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Jo Lynn Mullaly of WFMJ... records the event that will be broadcast April  6th at 1 PM ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Jo Lynn Mullaly of WFMJ... records the event that will be broadcast April 6th at 1 PM ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES - Samuel Johnson  2nd grader at Johnson Academy of Excellence ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES - Samuel Johnson 2nd grader at Johnson Academy of Excellence ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Applause Applause ... Tara Kalin hold Macey Kalina 7 as they applaud for her bigger sister Chloe Kalina...The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Applause Applause ... Tara Kalin hold Macey Kalina 7 as they applaud for her bigger sister Chloe Kalina...The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges for the bee-  Rev. Lewis Macklin  Margie Rodriguez and  Leslie Kiske   confer on a spelling of a word..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Judges for the bee- Rev. Lewis Macklin Margie Rodriguez and Leslie Kiske confer on a spelling of a word..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES   Western Reserve Elementary -  Chole Kalina ....The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES Western Reserve Elementary - Chole Kalina ....The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..A capacity crowd as the 60 spellers took their seats with parents and friend supporting them ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..A capacity crowd as the 60 spellers took their seats with parents and friend supporting them ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --.. Dana Focareta  6th grader Stambaugh Charter Academy ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --.. Dana Focareta 6th grader Stambaugh Charter Academy ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES --Mason Culbertosn a 4th grader from Frank Ohl  Middle Schoo in Austintown..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES --Mason Culbertosn a 4th grader from Frank Ohl Middle Schoo in Austintown..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer  Dr Fred Owens PHD... ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer Dr Fred Owens PHD... ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Last minute well wishing as  Jillian Gady  4th rader from Springfield Elementary gets words of encouragement from her mom - Jamie Evans Gady (ok) her mom..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Last minute well wishing as Jillian Gady 4th rader from Springfield Elementary gets words of encouragement from her mom - Jamie Evans Gady (ok) her mom..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES --   Chris Daniels 4th Grader Hubbare Elementary..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FACES -- Chris Daniels 4th Grader Hubbare Elementary..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Watching  a competitor is Ronnie Matthews  - Matthews Home School  Justin Brown -Seaborn  Elementary --  Noah Lee Poland Middle Schoo andKazi Ervin from Springfield Middle -.. The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Watching a competitor is Ronnie Matthews - Matthews Home School Justin Brown -Seaborn Elementary -- Noah Lee Poland Middle Schoo andKazi Ervin from Springfield Middle -.. The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Final Word -  as  Tamsin Day Willow Creek Elementary 8th grader misses the word as Max Lee Canfield Middle School --looks on..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Final Word - as Tamsin Day Willow Creek Elementary 8th grader misses the word as Max Lee Canfield Middle School --looks on..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..FINAL FOUR - Brookfield  Middle Josy Kirila 8th grade-  Tamsin Day  - Willow Creek Elementary  Aaron Coates  ..8th grade and Max Lee  Canfield Middle School 8th grader- St Rose The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..FINAL FOUR - Brookfield Middle Josy Kirila 8th grade- Tamsin Day - Willow Creek Elementary Aaron Coates ..8th grade and Max Lee Canfield Middle School 8th grader- St Rose The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - the Champion - and his visual aid as he spells and says the word ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Max Lee - the Champion - and his visual aid as he spells and says the word ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Tavares Hodge  7th grader from Youngstown Christian school  gets his banner pinned on by his dad  Elliot as the BEE got underway ......The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Tavares Hodge 7th grader from Youngstown Christian school gets his banner pinned on by his dad Elliot as the BEE got underway ......The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ...


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer Fred Owens PHD  - awards the Champion Trophy - to Max Lee - ..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..Pronouncer Fred Owens PHD - awards the Champion Trophy - to Max Lee - ..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)


ROBERT  K.  YOSAY  | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th  Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus  Saturday morning with  60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)

ROBERT K. YOSAY | THE VINDICATOR --..The 80th Youngstown Vindicator Spelling Bee was held at Kilcawley Center on YSU Campus Saturday morning with 60 competitors from area schools.. ..(AP Photo/The Vindicator, Robert K. Yosay)