Some contestants traced letters on their palms, while other word whizzes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee searched the ceiling for inspiration on Wednesday as they edged closer to the $40,000 top prize.
“A 6-year-old, sitting in one place, not interacting with anybody, for two hours is the equivalent of torture”, said her father, Justin Fuller.
Propper will find out after 6 p.m. today if her ideal score in the oral rounds, combined with her score in a written spelling and vocabulary test, will be enough to advance to Thursday’s final rounds. Today, it’s used more within Christian theology to describe the free will that allows people to accept or reject salvation.
Tarsier was among a list of 400 study words sent to all spellers advancing to the national finals.
She was also the victor of last year’s regional bee.
Louisville Courier-News organized the first competition in 1925. He advanced on Wednesday by correctly spelling the word “agonistic”, which means combative.
“It’s nerve wrecking because they have all the spotlights on you but it’s also fun”, she added.
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Edith Fuller, 6 from Tulsa, is the youngest speller in bee history.
The two Inland spellers were eliminated from the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, June 1.
But Kelly won’t be competing in the Bee Finals on Thursday.
One of the finalists is from right here in the Queen City.
Fuller turned 6 last month, making her a few months younger than the previous record-setter, Akash Vukoti, who competed past year.
In Round 3, Mills, Lucas Mooney, of Martinsburg, Andrew Gould, of Clarksburg, and Devesh Shah, of Wheeling, spelled their words correctly, making all three contenders for finals. The tiebreaker test is to try to make it more likely that one victor will be left at the end of the competition since the last three years of the national bee have had two winners. VanWynsberghe spelled the word correctly on Wednesday morning during the second round of the preliminary competition.