Bartlesville student competes at Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee for fourth time

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 21:51:14-05

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- 60 Green Country schools hold spelling bees and the top dog from each school will compete this weekend in the Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee.

Matthew Gogol dominated the spelling bees at two different schools in Bartlesville, St. John's Catholic School and Central Middle School.

This weekend he's hoping to make a buzz at the Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee.

Gogol tests himself every day with 100 words coming from 14 different languages like Japanese, Greek, and Italian origins.

He moved to Bartlesville when he was in the third grade, and as the new kid on the block beat out older students at St. John's Catholic School.

He made it to Regionals three years, but never took the number one spot to head to Nationals.

Gogol is determined to make it to Washington D.C. and is not going to let his past get in his way.

“I lost one year, too but that doesn't mean anything it just depends on what word you get. You just need to study and get ready for it if you’re really wanting to do it, and there’s no need to be discouraged on it because you’ll achieve anything you want to as long as you put your mind to it," said Gogol.

The Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee is Saturday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.

You can live stream it on


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