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Local Sixth Grader Going to D.C. for Scripps National Spelling Bee

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - She's the best speller in town, and now she's heading to Washington D.C. To compete in the National Spelling Bee.

Claire Thomas is a sixth-grader at Incarnate Word Academy, and she will be leaving to Washington D.C. Saturday to compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She said she's been preparing for a few months now, at any chance she gets, and she believes she is well prepared.

Kiii-TV would like to wish her the best of luck.