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Matthew Dufour wins the Tri-County Spelling Bee!
This is Matthew’s second win at the Tri-County Bee and his second trip to Washington DC to represent our region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Matthew is a sixth grader at Erie Intermediate School in Ashtabula.

Raj Vagula was the first runner up. He and Matthew went 63 rounds to determine the winner. Raj is a 7th grader and attends Riverside LaMuth Middle School.

Second runner up was Riley Matchinga from Cardinal.

It was a great spelling bee and congratulations to these three exceptional students from the tri-county area.

Follow this link to the News-Herald article, Ashtabula Student Wins Tri-County Spelling Bee.