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Home-schooled Eighth-grader wins county spelling bee

EAST PEORIA – The spelling style that home-schooled Samuel Vigue has developed over the last four years earned the eighth-grader his first appearance in the central Illinois spelling bee finals, the last step before national competition.

Each time a word was presented by pronouncer Mike Dimmick on Friday, Vigue asked the limit of three questions: for the word to be used in a sentence and its definition, as well as its origin or whether there was an alternate pronunciation. Read more…

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