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US youth seeks success through spelling
Youth raised in a Spanish-speaking home could win the prestigious spelling bee in Washington.
Last Modified: 29 May 2012 03:10

In the United States, a different kind of competition is about to get underway.

As hundreds of young people gather in Washington, DC,  for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Al Jazeera follows the story of met a young man in New Jersey who's going for gold.

Al Jazeera's Lisa Fletcher reports from New Jersey.

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