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Ever since March, Bates Bennettâ€™s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.
On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appealâ€™s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkvilleâ€™s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.
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