y 4th grader Justin Shin won the Seventh Annual Culver City Unified School District Spelling Bee on Monday, beating out 23 other students from the district’s five elementary schools and students from
The winning word? Indigestion.
Shin will now move on to the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on March 28 in Alhambra.
Along with bragging rights, Shin also took home a first-place trophy and a $250 savings bond courtesy of , which sponsored the event.
Rikesh Patel of took second place in the competition, also winning a trophy and a $150 savings bond, while Alisha Hasan of took third place, winning a trophy and a $100 savings bond.
Below is the complete list of finalists in the competition:
Culver City Middle School: Nicholas Green, Lena Johnson, Collin Nascimento and Maryam Nawaz
: Benjamin Vizcarra-Barton, Isabel Berliner, Grace Hirai and Malaika Stambler
El Rincon Elementary School: Bryan Bae, Tanner Duve, Alisha Hasan and Reese Mercado Farragut Elementary School: Samuel Chuck, Annie-Jewel Foxworth, Jerry Quesnel and Justin Shin
La Ballona Elementary School: David Aguirre, Felix Martinez, Felicity Mason and Rikesh Patel
: Jesse Castillo, Sierra Chabola, Aubrey Ebanks and Ruby Walsleban.
Even though the winners have been announced, you can still catch the CCUSD Spelling Bee, which will be broadcast on local television on Comcast on Channel 35 and on Verizon Fios on Channel 36 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Editor's note: This article previously stated that Justin Shin was in a different grade. The error has been rectified.