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Albemarle Students Compete in Division-Wide Spelling Bee

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Albemarle County students are proving they don't need spellcheck; their own skills work just fine.

The division wide spelling bee took place Wednesday. Twenty-one students are competing for a chance to move on to the regional competition.

Madison Veliky, a seventh-grader and winner from Jack Jouett Middle School, shared how she has been preparing for the big day.

"One of the sites I went on had a bunch of words to study and then it also had some of the basic rules for how to spell those words with the specific origin so that was nice to read over,” Veliky said.

Emily Ward, a fifth-grader and winner from Greer Elementary School has a special strategy.

"Like when I think about the word before I spell it I just have to remember how I spelled it in my head as I go along,” Ward said.

Both girls say their goal is to do their best, but they will still be proud of how far they've come no matter what happens.

The spelling bee was held at Burley Middle School.

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