After losing out in the national spelling bee at age 13, 64-year-old Virginia resident Michael Petrina Jr. has finally won a nation-wide spelling competition. Petrina won AARP’s national spelling bee for entrants aged 50+ on Saturday with the word “woad.” After 51 years, Petrina can now claim the title national spelling champion. This is a great lesson on taking on your goals and not giving up. Take a listen to his interview with NPR here.
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