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Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Blacks Mill Elementary
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Blacks Mill Elementary teacher Ashley Tobias presents Spelling Bee winner Cameron Harper with a trophy at the conclusion of last weeks contest. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for accurately spelling the word.

For the second consecutive year, Cameron was up against Sarah Jordan in the final round.

"Last year, she was the winner," he said, holding up his championship trophy.

While Cameron was quick to spout off the words he spelled in the bee, he was hesitant to talk about any tricks and techniques he uses to prepare.

"I don't really do anything special," he said, adding that he likes spelling, though it's not "really" his favorite subject.

Cameron will represent Black's Mill in the Jan. 27 system-wide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School, where he will compete against the top spellers from each elementary and middle school.

Those winners' names were not available as of press time.

In the event Cameron cannot attend the event, Sarah will take his place.

"You better be there," she said, congratulating her friend.

The system-wide Spelling Bee will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 at Dawson County Middle School.

From district, the top speller will advance to the state spelling bee and a chance at the national competition.