Educated Bee

Thoreau Elementary School fifth grader Jerilynn Charley leans down to get a hug from her parents, Victoria and Nelvin Charley on Thursday after she took second place in the McKinley County Spelling Bee at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Gallup. Returning champion Gabriel Lim won the event again this year, correctly spelling the word mayonnaise.

After getting the normal shots of the students looking bored, concentrating or whatever all while spelling their words on stage I spotted this young lady, the runner-up, getting congratulated by her parents. Interaction and emotion are much better story-tellers than a mug shot. 'Nuf Said.

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