THE Clarence's Valley's top spellers haven't quite made it to the top of the class, but performed well in the state finals of the Premier's Spelling Bee.
The state-wide competition at the Eugene Goosens Hall in Sydney on Wednesday brought together 40 of the state's best wordsmiths in both junior and senior sections.
Glenreagh Public School's Adam Biddle made it through six rounds of the competition, finishing mid-field of the senior competition.
Grafton Public School Year Four student Alex Fischer made it through to the fourth round of spelling.
Deputy Principal of Grafton Public School Leigh Robertson said the school was extremely proud of his achievement.
"He breezed through the first two rounds and impressed everyone with his correct spelling of the word benign in round three," Ms Robertson said.
"In round four, he wasn't able to spell the word queue." Ms Robertson said despite the miss, Alex was really pleased with his efforts.
Will Stamp of Avalon took out the junior title, correctly spelling the word bureaucratic to take out the win while Stuart Rich of St Ives North managed acquiesce to win the senior title.
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