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Our Spelling Bee champ aces the word "Fougasse"

compiled by Samoa News staff

Washington, D.C. — Speller #69, Michael Sun from American Samoa, correctly spelled "fougasse" Tuesday, during Round 2 at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

In French cuisine, fougasse is a type of bread typically associated with Provence but found (with variations) in other regions. Some versions are sculpted or slashed into a pattern resembling an ear of wheat. WOW, we’re impressed!

Michael says he’s enjoying the Bee — especially getting to meet a lot of the participants. He is representing American Samoa as the winner of the Samoa News 2018 Territorial Spelling Bee — major sponsor McDonald’s American Samoa. We continue to wish him the best!