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Top speller Amelia goes for Queen Bee crown

By Colin Francis

A schoolgirl from Belfast is all a-buzz after being named Ulster Spelling Bee winner.

Amelia McDowell from St Therese of Lisieux Primary in north Belfast will go on to represent the province at the Eason Spelling Bee All-Ireland Final later this week.

She will go head to head with contestants from the other three provinces to compete for the title of the Eason All-Ireland Spelling Bee Champion 2014, and have the chance of winning €7,500 (£6,010) worth of library books for her school.

More than 1,000 schools from across Ireland have competed in this year's contest.

Amelia started her Spelling Bee journey in May and rose through the Antrim County Bee taking the top prize on the day.

She then made her way to the Ulster Final, where she competed against 31 county bee winners to take the Ulster title.

Now she's set for the grand final live at RTÉ on 2fm's Ryan Turbridy show this Friday.

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