Bakersfield student moves forward in Scripps Spelling Bee
Local boy headed for Scripps National Spelling Bee
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield sixth grader is moving up in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition.
On Monday night 14 students competed in the local division of the Scripps spelling bee for their shot at moving up in the competition that will be held in Washington D.C. in May.
11 year-old Alexander Meyer of Henry Eissler Elementary School out-spelled his 13 peers and correctly spelled the word "exploratory." The winning word allows him to represent Kern County in Washington D.C. later this year.
The second runner up, sixth grader Osvaldo Sanchez of Emerson Middle School misspelled "revitalize" but told 23 ABC that he will try again next year and study that word so he doesn't miss it again.
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