Kimberly Baxley of Ridgecrest Elementary School won the Russell County Spelling Bee Wednesday.
The winning word was "magnolia."
She won in round 12.
Second place went to Bailey Daniel of Lakewood Elementary School and third place went to Jeremiah Cowling of Mount Olive Elementary School.
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There were students from 11 schools from Russell County and Phenix City competing.
The Alabama spelling bee will be held on March 5.