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South Coast Spelling Bee Tradition Goes Virtual

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Some South Coast elementary school students were spelling up a storm over the weekend, as a more than five decade old tradition continued in Ventura County.  SAGE Publishing and Corwin sponsored the 56th annual Ventura County Spelling Bee.  Because of the pandemic, it was a virtual event this year.

This year’s winner was Arth Dalsania, a student at the Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education.  The win allows the sixth grader to advance towards a slot in the national finals in Orlando, Florida.

Dalsania won by correctly spelling the word “obumbrate.”  In case you are wondering, the word means to overshadow, or to cloud.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.