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State spelling bee champion wins with the word "plangency"UPDATED 6:05 PM HST Mar 23, 2014Video Transcript
in Madison Wisconsin. 14 students faced off tonight in the Hawaii state spelling bee-- but only ONE winner was crowned--- 13:17 CONGRATULATIO NS UR THE TOP SPELLER IN HAWAII FROM KONAWAENA MIDDLE SCHOOL 8th grader Christianne Abella took the grand prize as the state spelling bee champion. She will now go on to represent Hawaii at the Scripps NATIONAL Spelling Bee in May. The winning word ... Plangency which means an expressive plaintiff party.