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Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in their seats at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

2013 Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee

The 2013 Long Island Regional Spelling Bee was held Feb. 24, 2013 at Hofstra University. The winner, Isabelle Scott of the Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, will represent Long Island at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.

Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in
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Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in their seats at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Participants from Long Island schools applaud at the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants from Long Island schools applaud at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

(Grace Hu, left, of the Jericho Middle School,
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(Grace Hu, left, of the Jericho Middle School, Steven Bailey, of the Connolly Elementary School, and Justin Ciocoi, of School 2 Florence A. Smith, applaud at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Jhanvi Ravishankar, of Great Hollow Middle School, spells
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Jhanvi Ravishankar, of Great Hollow Middle School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

A student spells a word at the Hofstra
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A student spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Michelle Gomez, of School North Oceanside Road, spells
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Michelle Gomez, of School North Oceanside Road, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Jonathan Feinberg, of Lloyd Harbor Elementary School, spells
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Jonathan Feinberg, of Lloyd Harbor Elementary School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Adi Levin, left, of Weber Middle School, Dean
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Adi Levin, left, of Weber Middle School, Dean Creedon, of Oaks School 3, and Jonathan Feinberg, of Lloyd Harbor Elementary School, laugh at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in
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Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in their seats at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Wilmarr Saint-Surin, of Lenox School, spells a word
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Wilmarr Saint-Surin, of Lenox School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Abel Ninan, of Woodland Middle School, spells a
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Abel Ninan, of Woodland Middle School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Rebecca Fox, of Robert Frost Middle School, spells
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Rebecca Fox, of Robert Frost Middle School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

David Wendt, of Island Trees Middle School, spells
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David Wendt, of Island Trees Middle School, spells a word at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Participants from Long Island schools wait anxiously in their seats at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Runner-up Naman Shakrani, left, of W.T. Clarke Middle
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Runner-up Naman Shakrani, left, of W.T. Clarke Middle School, waits anxiously as Isabelle Scott, right, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, spells a word correctly to win the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Runner-up Naman Shakrani, left, of W.T. Clarke Middle
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Runner-up Naman Shakrani, left, of W.T. Clarke Middle School, waits anxiously as Isabelle Scott, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School. spells a word correctly to win the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Isabelle Scott, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High
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Isabelle Scott, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, reacts to winning the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

Isabelle Scott, left, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior
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Isabelle Scott, left, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, hugs her mother, Allison McLarty, of East Setauket, after placing first at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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Isabelle Scott, left, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior
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Isabelle Scott, left, of Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, hugs her mother, Allison McLarty, of East Setauket, after placing first at the Hofstra Long Island Regional Spelling Bee. (Feb. 24, 2013)

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