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Student with autism wins Bradford County Spelling Bee

Brandon Plum won after correctly spelling 'gaiters'

HAMPTON, Fla. – Brandon Plum was named the winner of the Bradford County Spelling Bee on Tuesday night after he correctly spelled the word "gaiters."

According to the boy's father, Brandon is on the autism spectrum and has cystic fibrosis.

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Family members who were there to root him on were ecstatic to watch him take home the trophy.

Brandon is a fifth-grade student at Hampton Elementary School.