SYLACAUGA -- Fayetteville sixth-grader Leah Platt, right, outdueled runner-up  Zora Ellis Junior High student Addison Staude to win the 2018 Talladega County Spelling Bee. Platt will compete March 10th in the Alabama Spelling Bee, and that winner will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.