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Galway spelling champ calm under pressure

Eighth-grader credits books for BOCES spelling bee win

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Brooke Martin sure can think on her feet. The 14-year-old Galway Junior High School student who competed in a Kids Week program on “Jeopardy” two years ago won her third regional spelling bee on June 6. Martin came in first in the regional BOCES spelling bee for Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex and Hamilton counties, a distinction she earned in three of the five years she competed. “She’s pretty good under pressure,” said her mother, Kelly ...


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