Lexington Student Continues To National Spelling Bee Finals

It is an adjective.

After succeeding with "syllabus" in the first round, Ghouse, a seventh-grader at the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum, left the competition on "McMansion", a large, modern house considered over-sized or unoriginal, after spelling it "macmansion".

In the third round of preliminary competition, VanWynsberghe received "refulgence" as her word, which is an adjective that means a radiant or resplendent quality or state.

He got through the preliminary round and then spelled "sternum" correctly in round two.

Debbie Loya said she didn't know her daugther had made it to the finals until she heard her name called.

Maia and her mom will attend the spelling bee finals on Thursday.

On Tuesday, constants completed a written exam, which was used along with the on-stage performance to determine the 50 finalists. It was the ninth successive time Indian American spellers won the prestigious championship.

Without a doubt, spellers master language better than many of us.

When 6-year-old Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Okla., was asked to spell the word "nyctinasty", she first asked for the definition.

"She has prayed for me and encouraged me so much over the years", Rajeev said.

The 90th Bee, conducted at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C., features spellers ages 6 to 15 from across the country and world.

13-year-old Sam Thomas is in 7th grade at Christ the King in South Bend.

Zheng is an outgoing sixth-grader at Ascension Academy in Amarillo who began participating in spelling bees as a third grader.

To prepare for the national bee, Edith has been doing 20-minute study sessions as often as five times a day.

Boerne's Alex Iyer, the spelling whiz who went deep previous year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, has made it into tonight's finals after making it through seven rounds this morning.

  • Larry Hoffman