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FINALIST: Local girl advances in spelling bee

FINALIST: Local girl advances in spelling bee

"Congratulations to Shruthika Padhy of Cherry Hill for advancing to the @ScrippsBee National Spelling Bee Finals".

VanWynsberghe's first word was "regurgitant" which is defined as characterized by, allowing or being a backward flow. Only those who spell their word correctly move onto the next round.

There was a bit of drama for Erin to advance, however.

Olivia Charles, an eighth-grade student at West Carroll Middle School, listens to the judge Wednesday as she learns that she missed her third-round word, stephanotis, during the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

To qualify for the national bee, he first had to win his school's spelling bee, the city of Madison's spelling bee and then place in the top three of the state spelling bee, Ryndon said. The final round, televised on ESPN in prime time Thursday night, will crown the champion.

"It's nerve-racking watching", she said.

Once there are about 10 spellers left, the competition will pause until the primetime finale.




Spellers who advanced to the final rounds were selected based on a combination of their score in the oral rounds, and on a written spelling and vocabulary test given to all students on Tuesday.

Oklahoma 6-year-old Edith Fuller competed in the preliminaries as the tournament's youngest ever competitor.

On Thursday, the finalists of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will take the stage.

"I am really happy and kind of surprised", the aspiring pianist who enjoys chess and table tennis said at the time.

Coach Gracie Walters has worked with him nearly daily for the past several years and traveled to see him at the national competition.

At the end of the third round in the preliminary competition, 188 out of 291 spellers had spelled both of their words correctly on stage.

Nihar said it's been great to be back at the Bee - he's a lot more relaxed this year, now that he's no longer competing.


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