2013 Spelling Bee champ off to D.C.

Leone Midkiff Elementary Spelling Bee coach, Maria Theresa Barja (L) stands with her spelling champion, 8th grader Tauloto Tuiolemotu. The pair left last night on Hawaiian Air for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 26-June 1. Hawaiian Airlines is the major sponsor for the Samoa News Territorial Spelling Bee. We wish Tauloto and her coach much success. [photo: tlh]

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