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Spelling Bee finals down to top two contenders

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

One boy and one girl are now battling to take home The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee trophy.

They are: Clarendon's Tajuan Gibbison and Kingston's Chaunte Blackwood.

Javane Johnson from St Catherine was the last speller to spell a word incorrectly.

Blackwood, a runner-up last year, has been crowned the champion girl.

Their coach Reverend Glen Archer told The Gleaner earlier that he expects a nail-biting finish between his two remaining contestants, Blackwood and Gibbison.

Both Blackwood and Gibbison were finalists in last year's staging of the competition.

This morning, 14 finalists - nine boys and five girls - began the spelldown.


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