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Austin Hills is the 2nd runner up, Peter Schneider is this year's champion, and Gabriel Sparby is the 1st runner up.

Schneider is the 2011 Spelling Bee champ

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Peter Schneider, an eighth grader, won the Morris Area Spelling Bee Monday.

There were 22 contestants in grades 5-8 participating in the district spelling bee.


The first runner up is seventh grader Gabriel Sparby and the second runner up is eighth grader Austin Hills.

Schneider is now eligible to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee.

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