Faith Baca of Aurora, an eighth-grader at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, successfully spelled "sempiternal", which means eternal and unchanging. The field of 291 spellers was narrowed by a written test on Tuesday and spelling on stage on Wednesday.
Both Kelly Haven, 12, and Penba Ba, 13, failed to make the final round along with more than 200 other spellers who were eliminated prior to the final round. The names of the finalists will be announced approximately 6 p.m. after a one-day long competition. "I didn't want to get my hopes up", she said.
Mira spelled the following words correctly to remain in contention: Icarian, ornithology and ferriferous.
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
She rallied from 3-1 down to take the second set to a tie-break but lost to the American on a double fault. When asked if her struggles were more physical or mental, Kerber said both were reason for the loss.
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".
Rageshree Ramachandran was the last Sacramento area speller to win the national bee in 1988. Part one starts at 10 a.m. on ESPN 2.
Despite taking care of business in the on-stage spelling rounds, she failed to reach the finals of the competition.
Djokovic and Nadal cruise into third round
The first-round match started Tuesday, but was suspended because of darkness with Olivo leading 5-4 in the fourth set. Sixth-seed Dominika Cibulkova was the day's biggest casualty after Tunisian Ons Jabeur beat the Slovak 6-4 6-3.
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. At the national competition, she was ousted in the third round by the word "ballotage".
Along with $40,000, the champion receives many awards like a Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy, a $2,500 USA savings bond, a complete reference library from Merriam-Webster, and a trip to New York City to appear on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan. The early rounds of the finals will be carried on ESPN2, with the closing rounds moving Thursday evening to the more widely watched ESPN.
"She has prayed for me and encouraged me so much over the years", Rajeev said.
LSU eliminates SC from SEC Tournament
Yes, the Razorback's junior first baseman cranked three home runs in yesterday's complete and thorough 12-0 throttling of Auburn . That missed opportunity was part of a drought by North Carolina that left an opening for Florida State to eventually capitalize.