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Year-old Tulsa girl misses final cut in national spelling bee

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Francis Olson | 01 June, 2017, 19:38

After making the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, local competitor Melodie Loya said, "It's a little nerve-wracking but you get used to it". Xuan spelled both her words correctly, according to the bee's Twitter feed, but it apparently wasn't enough. Maia didn't make it past the preliminary round, but while there, she was awarded a gold medal she earned for a national Spanish exam she took this year at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.

Open to contestants in the eighth grade or younger, the contest doesn't have a minimum age.

Speller #95, Haris Rana, 13, was tripped up in Wednesday afternoon preliminaries by the word transference (taking something from one place to another). But he didn't spend hours and hours with a dictionary and other study aids.

On Tuesday morning, the spellers took a written test, Round 1, which consisted of 12 spelling words and 14 vocabulary words.

Ultimately, the top 40 spellers advanced to Thursday's finals.

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Armed security personnel entered the plane to remove the disruptive passenger and then escort the others out, he said. The passenger from economy class jumped up just after take-off and claimed he had a bomb.

"They're all excited to know someone that's going to the national spelling bee because it's like".

This year's 291 spellers come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Schools in Europe.

"You don't want to hear me", Bailly said with a smile. The second part of the finals will air on ESPN on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

Riley had advanced to the national contest as the victor of the 70th annual Regional Spelling Bee, which was co-sponsored by The Daily Progress and The News Virginian in March. Kumar said she might review a few words, but nothing too rigorous. The search engine compiled its 2017 list of each state's most commonly misspelled word based on data from throughout the year. All the spellers she met have been "very nice and friendly", she said.

At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Kael successfully spelled "stimuli" in the second round.

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