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Michigan 8th grader competing in National Spelling Bee today

01 June 2017, 01:15 | Erin Grant

"Beautiful" and "pneumonia", two very different words, tied for most "most misspelled word". Merriam Webster defines the word as "capable of being perceived, especially by the senses".

"She's been going over the spellings and the meanings of the different words and trying to cover the word roots too", Justin Fuller said.

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.

Tarsier was among a list of 400 study words sent to all spellers advancing to the national finals.

This year, he finally made it back by winning his regional bee over a friend from school and his 9-year-old brother. Spellbound premiered in 2002, a documentary centering on eight contestants in the 1999 Scripp's National Spelling Bee.


A Tulsa kindergartner on Wednesday became the youngest person ever to compete in the on-stage spelling round in the famous Scripps National Spelling Bee.

There are 291 spellers in this year's competition, with ages ranging from 6 to 15 years old. Not everyone is happy about the latest change.

The written prelims on Tuesday "went pretty smoothly", she said in a telephone interview.

She was the reigning champion of her school and has been nicknamed the "Queen Bee". Then, they take a multiple choice vocabulary test.

USA Today released a comprehensive list of each state's most misspelled words and actually, MI doesn't look too bad.


"My main area of difficulty, personally, is French words". They lamented their misses and gossiped about what score might be "the cutoff" for making the top 50. Ideal scores on the test are rare, and even two of the favorites, Siyona Mishra and Shourav Dasari, acknowledged getting a few vocabulary words wrong.

But, back to New Hampshire: Perhaps there's something in the water, because diarrhea was the spelling it most often looked up a year ago as well.

Usually, she won, Edith said.

A sixth-grader is hoping her third time is the charm. The semifinalists are scheduled to be announced at approximately 3 p.m.

"It's a really sweet thing to get into", Lindsay Shelton-Gross said.




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