(CNN) - For the first time in 52 years, two young students -- one from New York, the other from Texas -- are declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Spelling Champs Tie for First Place
Coretta Williams , KYTX 3:55 AM. CDT May 30, 2014
The tie was called after the pair spelled a dozen words in a row correctly during a final round face-off. They had nearly exhausted the judges' supply of tough, championship words.
This is only the fourth tie in the history of the national spelling bee since its beginning in 1925.
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