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Fort Wayne speller wins JG Regional Bee

Lwin Moe Aung processes 'fatuity' to win


Lwin Moe Aung of Fort Wayne has won the 60th annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee, and will represent the newspaper at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington in May.

Lwin, 12, a seventh-grader at Lutheran South Unity School, won the bee by spelling the word "fatuity" correctly. The word is a noun meaning complacent stupidity or smug foolishness.

When he learned his spelling was correct, Lwin said, "Really?"

Eric Cockroft, 13, a seventh-grader at Angola Middle School, placed second.

Fifteen county champions competed at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center on Saturday.

The event is presented by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives in partnership with Barrett & McNagny.

Lwin won the Allen County title last year, and tied for third at last year's regional bee. He has been his school's champion for three consecutive years.

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