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A Bee That Attracts Kids

The finals of the National Spelling Bee were held last week. That's a contest for kids up through eighth grade to see how well they can spell. To win, you've got to spell words most grownups don't know.

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This year's final word was 'chiaroscurist.'

The word means a certain kind of painter. The kid who spelled it correctly is 12-year-old Jody-Anne Maxwell, from Jamaica.

She's the first person from outside the U.S. to win the National Spelling Bee.

From 'In The News' with CBS News Correspondent Dan Raviv. ©1998, CBS Worldwide Inc., All Rights Reserved

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