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    Sebastian Shields, a seventh-grader from Saco Middle School, competes Saturday in the 2019 Maine State Spelling Bee at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. He won the bee after 50 rounds.

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    Contestants are shown before the start of the bee at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.

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    Contestants line up before the start of the bee.

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    Sebastian Shields, from right, Antionette Logan, Rebecca Aponte and Isabella Ferriter watch Vir Singh Ranger compete after more than three rounds.

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    Rebecca Aponte, a sixth-grader from Hancock County, competes. She was the runner-up in the bee.

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    Audience members cheer after a round.

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    Sebastian Shields reacts after spelling the last word correctly and winning the 2019 Maine State Spelling Bee at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.

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    Sebastian Shields hugs his mother, Tina Shields, after winning the bee.

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