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Boston Latin student the 1st girl to win city’s spelling bee

Boston Latin School seventh-grader Ina Beinborn, 13, of Mission Hill, spelled “schnauzer” Saturday to become the first girl to win the spelling bee championship since the Boston Centers for Youth and Families launched the contest six years ago, according to its organizers.

Ina asked the judges for the origin, definition, and use of each word she spelled, tracing the letters on her palm as she said them.

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