Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Use Google for spelling? Here's what each state looks up the most

Rickey Rodriguez | 01 June, 2017, 02:15

The Bahamas has competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee since 1998 after it was introduced to the country by Oswald T Brown, the then Editor of The Nassau Guardian. This week, she is facing off against competitors ranging in age from 8 to 15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, near Washington, D.C.

The competition is welcoming its youngest-ever participant, 6-year-old Edith Fuller, and Shaheer Imam, 13, from Catonsville, Md., is setting a more unusual record, for the longest gap - five years - between appearances. "And she understands that it's a contest and she has a desire to do well in it". In 5th grade, he was home-schooled and lost a regional bee for home-schoolers — to his older sister.

Ba said she wants to become an architect when her spelling days are behind her.

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Ilagan, who attends Tates Creek Middle School in Lexington, successfully spelled the word "nephrotoxic", moving to the next round. The third round of competition will start in the afternoon, and the finals are scheduled to take place Thursday.

She was the reigning champion of her school and has been nicknamed the "Queen Bee".

The kindergarten student completed a written spelling test today and will take the stage for the first time around noon tomorrow.

Nihar was considered a risky speller because, the previous summer, he had finished second in the North South Foundation spelling bee.

Shelton-Gross, an Arlington, Virginia resident who works in health care, said members of her family in Arlington; Loudoun County, Virginia and Chicago have tracked their picks for victor of the bee for the past 10 years. "They're really hard for me so I make sure to practice the rules and make sure that I know all of that", she said.

To follow the spelling bee results on social media, use the hashtag #spellingbee on Twitter or follow the National Spelling Bee on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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