Michael Balerite, a fourth-grader at Aspire University Charter in Modesto, takes a bow with spellmaster Tim Daly at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee in Stockton.
Michael Balerite, a fourth-grader at Aspire University Charter in Modesto, takes a bow with spellmaster Tim Daly at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee in Stockton. Marilou Balerite
Michael Balerite, a fourth-grader at Aspire University Charter in Modesto, takes a bow with spellmaster Tim Daly at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee in Stockton. Marilou Balerite

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