Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
06 June, 2017, 05:36 | Author: Felix Jensen
The 14-year-old eighth-grader from Lubbock Christian School advanced to the national bee after he won the 66th A-J Media Regional Spelling Bee in March.
Naysa Modi, 11, of Monroe, La., left, and Ashrita Gandhari, 10, of North Andover, Mass., react as they and other finalists in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee watch an opening video featuring past bee participants in.
An impressive run but no championship for IN at this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eight of them performed perfectly in Wednesday's two oral rounds, but were eliminated by the bee's written test, which weeds out all but the top 40 competitors.
The bee opened Tuesday with 291 spellers, the largest field in its 90-year history.
Mira spelled the following words correctly to remain in contention: Icarian, ornithology and ferriferous.
Overall, almost 300 spellers - including 11 D.C. -area word whizzes - were whittled down to 40 after a series of preliminary rounds Wednesday.
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Without a doubt, spellers master language better than many of us.
The bee was scheduled to continue on Thursday.
She's one of 40-students vying for the $40,000 grand prize.
Those interested in rooting for York can catch the early rounds of the finals on ESPN2, and the final rounds on ESPN later in the evening. After three consecutive years of ties, the bee is likely to identify a sole champion this year because it added a tiebreaker test.
Contestant Jaden Zhang, 10, of Richmond, Ontario in Canada misspelled the word "inopportune" in the third round, but said he was not sad because he knows he can come back next year.
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