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Spelling Bee winner named

The winner of the Buckingham County Spelling Bee is fifth-grader Chance Woodson, front. Also pictured, from left, back row, are Chance’s mother Bridget Woodson, Superintendent Dr. Cecil Snead and Cindy O’Brien, principal of Dillwyn Elementary. The winning word was “synthetic.” In second place was Amil Bolden, BCMS, grade 8, son of Shawn and Brenda Bolden. The Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Bee will be held at the Library of Virginia on March 12.