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See the word that won this 8th-grader the Observer Spelling Bee

Akshra Paimagam of Randolph Middle School correctly spelled words including “tchotchke,” “peacenik,” “pastina,” “imprecatory,” “chronotype,” “dunlin” and “lysis” en route to winning the 2017 Charlotte Observer Spelling Bee on Monday at ImaginOn’s Wells Fargo Playhouse.

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Can you spell the winning word from the spelling bee?

Despite some nerves Akshra Paimagam, from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, prevailed at this year's spelling bee. 27 contestants from 13 counties in North and South Carolina participated in the 63rd. regional spelling bee presented by The Charlotte Observer.

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