5th-grader Brooke Moore spells 'blustery' to win E. Rochester School spelling bee

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Photo caption: Individual classroom winners included from left, front row, Mason Doyle (2nd grade), Julian Tucker (2nd grade), Carter Moberly (1st grade), Clarissa Drapeau (1st grade), middle row, Nicholas Tapia (4th grade), Markus Bower (4th grade), Kevin Leach (3rd grade), back row, Brooke Moore (5th grade), Jacob Gooley (5th grade), Thomas Fall (5th grade). (Courtesy Photo East Rochester School)

ROCHESTER - East Rochester School fifth-grader Brooke Moore spelled "blustery" correctly to win the school's annual spelling bee on Friday.

The school-wide bee, which featured the 10 students who won their individual classroom spelling bees last month, lasted for 26 rounds before Brooke emerged victorious. Fourth-grader Nicholas Tapia was the runner-up.

Moore's winning word, "blustery," was included on a list of several words that the classroom winners - representatives from each class in grades one through five - were provided to study after they earned their spot in the school-wide event.

"We are proud of all of our spellers and would like to congratulate each of them on their hard work," Reading Specialist Nicole Merrigan said.

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