Q2 reports that, for the second year in a row, a Gardiner middle school student has won the Treasure State Spelling Bee.

Gardiner School eighth grader Aidan Veress was the winner. He also won last year’s statewide spelling contest as a 7th grader.

The 53rd Annual Treasure State Spelling Bee brought 59 kids from across Montana to the Fortin Center at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday, with spellers from the 4th through 8th grades.