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January 30, 2004

Albany- More than 20 students from 4th to 8th grades competed for a chance to be the top speller.

The students were challenged by words like chrysanthemum, thievery, and millennium, but it was autopsy that would be the winning word.

5th grader Benjamin Dunnaway admits he has a strategy to spelling.

"I sound it out and I follow the spelling rules like I before E except after C," he says.

The second place winner was 4th grader Amber Harnevious. Dunnaway will now go on to the district spelling bee.

Posted at 5:20 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com