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Culver City Student Wins Spelling Bee for the Second Time

On March 13, Cooper Komatsu, a Culver City Middle School eighth-grader just won the Scripps L.A. County Regional Spelling Bee. Located at the Walter Reed Middle School, this will be Cooper’s second year in a row winning the competition.

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There were 95 other contestants from around the greater Los Angeles area. The students’ grades ranged from 3rd grade to 8th grade. Since this was Cooper’s second time winning, he will not be able to compete again next year.

What is next for Cooper Komatsu? I have heard that there is the National Spelling be on May 22, just outside of Washington DC in National Harbor, Maryland. It will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Some parts of the competition will air on TV, on the ESPN station. I will be sure to tune in.

What was Cooper’s winning word, you ask? It was “gudgeon.” To be honest, I had no idea what that word even meant before learning about the spelling wiz, himself.

After all, Culver City Real Estate is my main forte, not spelling. I can tell you anything you need to know about Culver City homes for Sale, or Culver City condos for sale…but the definition for “gudgeon” has me beat.

I digress. After some Google-ing, low and behold, “gudgeon” is defined as a small, edible, European freshwater fish, often used as bait by anglers. Well done, Cooper. We wish you the best of luck at the nationals!The gudgeon a fresh-water fish, it is isolated on a white background