Trey Felton, who plays on Team Richmond's 14U team, captured the Richmond Times-Dispatch 47th Regional Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "corollary" in a two-hour hard fought competition. Four of the six finalists were eliminated in the first round, but Felton and runner-up Zainab Iqbal of Richmond went an additional 55 rounds before a winner was decided. "I can't even wrap my mind around it," Felton told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It was hard. The fact that "corollary" is the word I won on, is just crazy."
As regional champion, Trey earned a $1,500 college scholarship and qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, scheduled for June 1-2 in the Washington, D.C., area.
Trey was Team Richmond's March Student of the Month, and says he spends about an hour a day studying spelling or picking up new words through his reading.
Corollary is defined as a proposition that follows upon one just demonstrated and requires to additional proof.
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