LONG BEACH - 03/03/2013
(Photo: Scott Varley, Los Angeles Newspaper Group)
Long Beach activist Justin Rudd held his 12th Annual $1,000 National Spelling Bee competition Sunday at the Bay Shore Church in Belmont Shore. 49 school children from grades 3-5 entered the contest and they came from as far away as Fremont and Las Vegas. The $1,000 winner was Arjav Rawal, a 5th grade homeschooled student from Fremont.
2nd place finisher Ethan Yan of Mountain View, left, reacts as he incorrectly spells a word wrong in the 15th round as eventual winner Arjav Rawal, right, waits his turn.