Giabao Tonthat of Heritage K-8 Charter School Wins San Diego Countywide Spelling Bee

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March 29, 2013 The 44th annual U-T San Diego Countywide Spelling Bee, held March 27, has a new champ - Giabao Tonthat of Heritage K-8 Charter School in Escondido. Giabao won by correctly spelling "Bonspiel," which means a tournament between curling clubs. After being named the Spelling Bee Champion, next up for Giabao is to compete in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. held May 26 through June 1, 2013. His win includes an all-expense-paid trip to the event with a chaperone.