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DeKalb Co. student wins state spelling bee

PELHAM, AL (AP) - A 13-year-old eighth-grade student from DeKalb County has been crowned Alabama's best speller.

Allison Black of Ider won the Alabama Spelling Bee at Oak Mountain High School Saturday.

The victory came a year after she finished as the first runner-up in the statewide competition.

Black will represent the state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. this summer.

The first runner-up was Patrick Huang of Calhoun County.

Sophie Williams of Montgomery County was second runner-up.

Black won the contest when she correctly spelled the word "disparage."

The contestants included 59 students who had won their school and county spelling bees.

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