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Nat'l spelling bee

Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Lake Ridge, Va., looks at a snail she collected while playing with friends in McLean, Va., on Friday, May 11, 2012. Lori Anne is the youngest contestant in the 2012 National Spelling Bee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Youngest ever heads to National Spelling Bee

May 28, 2012

At the age of 6, Lori Anne Madison, of Lake Ridge, Va., is the youngest contestant ever to compete in the 2012 National Spelling Bee.