Sanya Nadeem,a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Eleanor Johnson School in Walpole, was the winner of the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. (Courtesy photo)
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‘Grouchy’ word a source of happiness for Spelling Bee winner

Sometimes it pays to read slowly enough to encounter a word you don't understand and look it up.

Sanya Nadeem, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Eleanor Johnson School in Walpole, would agree.

"I was reading something and came across the word 'curmudgeon' and it was such a funny-sounding word I had to look it up," she said. "I saw that it meant a grouchy person."

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