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Gateway third grader moves on to district spelling bee championship

Dillon Carr
| Monday, May 7, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Rejoice Ogunde
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Rejoice Ogunde

One third-grade Gateway student will advance to a district championship spelling bee at Seven Springs Mountain Resort this month.

Rejoice Ogunde, a third-grader from University Park Elementary, spelled “yankee” correctly at a rotary spelling bee held recently at the Gateway Middle School.

Second and third place went to Emma Parish of St. Bernadette and Aaron Vandervort of Ramsey, respectively. Each winner will receive a cash prize from the rotary in June.

Ogunde will compete with third-grade students from school districts within the Rotary District 7300, which covers areas in Allegheny County, on Saturday.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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