EL PASO, TEXAS — After more than 10 rounds, a fifth grader came out as champion of the Hart Elem. School Spelling Bee.
Hazel Soto came out as the champion, spelling the word "explanation."
Ricardo Gaucin turned out as the runner-up.
Both are in Ms. Teaney's fifth grade class.
NewsChannel 9's Adrienne Alvarez served as pronouncer.