Tenn. student with disabilities takes top spot in spelling bee

Meghan McCarty, who has cerebral palsy and autism, will compete in a regional spelling bee after taking first place during her school's competition. Recognizing words since age 2, her win is another milestone for the student who is in mainstream classes at her school, takes hip-hop dance lessons and has memorized the side effects of thousands of drugs to prepare for a career as a pharmacist.

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