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West Middle Student Wins St. Louis Spelling Bee

Gokul Venkatachalam, a seventh-grader at West Middle School, won the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. This is the third year in a row that Gokul won the contest. He won a dictionary and a trip to compete the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.

Gokul's winning word was “garganey,” which is a short-necked European duck.