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Sharp Learning Center seventh-grader Courage Ogie won the 2011 Newton County School System Spelling Bee on Friday morning at Eastside High School after correctly spelling "designate." Liberty Middle School eighth-grader Breanna Harris took the runner-up spot in the event.

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Sharp middle schooler wins Newton County Spelling Bee

COVINGTON -- Courage Ogie knows he defied a stereotype on Friday morning.The Sharp Learning Center seventh-grader took first place in the Newton County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "designate" for the win.


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