LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A middle school student from North Kingstown has won the Rhode Island State Spelling Bee for the second-straight year.

WickfordMiddle School sixth-grader Stephen Landry took home his second title Saturday, beating two dozen other students from across the state at LincolnMiddle School.

WLNE-TV reports that Stephen won the contest after correctly spelling "chassis."

The victory qualified him for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.