• Middlebury student wins Vt spelling bee again
     | March 15,2013

    COLCHESTER — A Middlebury student has won the statewide spelling bee for a second year in a row.

    The Vermont Department of Education says Ronan Howlett, a Middlebury Union Middle School student, out-spelled other students from around Vermont on Wednesday at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

    Howlett’s winning word was “desultory.”

    He will head to Washington, D.C., in June on an all-expense-paid trip to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Emily Ballou of the South Royalton School came in second, and third place went to Nicholas Knudsen of the Frederick H. Tuttle School in South Burlington.

    MORE IN This Just In
    AUGUSTA, Maine — The chairwoman of Maine’s Unemployment Insurance Commission has... Full Story
    BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has received a $20 million donation — its largest... Full Story
    BROOKFIELD — A West Wardsboro resident is accused of driving drunk on Interstate 89 on Wednesday... Full Story
    More Articles
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS