Raleigh County native Elizabeth Koh holds her 2011 Gazette-Mail Regional Spelling Bee first-place trophy. Koh is a two-time regional spelling bee champion. Her brother, Matthew, also won in 2010. Raleigh County boasts 11 spelling bee champions, seven of which have come in the last seven years. St. Francis De Sale Prinicipal Karen Wynne doesn't think there's anything in the water in Raleigh County, but she does think success breeds success. "I think it inspires some to try and achieve that goal themselves," she said.