ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A seventh-grader from Lincoln Middle School in Sweetwater County has won the Wyoming State Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word brilliantine, which refers to a light, lustrous fabric or a preparation for making hair glossy.

Victoria Allen defeated 56 spellers from 16 counties Saturday and will represent Wyoming in the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning May 26 in Washington, D.C.

Michael Millan of Natrona County placed second in the state bee, and Jack Van Holland of Teton County placed third.