VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee

Boston student competing in national spelling bee

"This is not something that comes easy". As is customary among high-level spellers, she asked the bee's official pronouncer, Dr. Jacques Bailly, questions about the word to gather information that might help her determine the correct spelling.

For Thursday's final rounds, which start at 9 a.m. and air on ESPN 2, 40 competitors will continue to try to become the top speller.

"The hard part for me is vocabulary".

"I'm proud. It's been really cool to do that", said Stephens.

One of the finalists is from right here in the Queen City.

"It's been a great week so far", Kelly said. She said she knew all the words in the the second round and almost all in the third round.

Rajeev wakes up at 5:30 a.m.to being practicing spelling, spending time with his spelling coach and time with his dad, Rajeev Muralidharan.

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Propper said she reads about three books per month, and is a fan of the Divergent trilogy as well as the works of author James Patterson.

Last year, Aisha finished tied for 22nd in the national contest.

While in Washington D.C., he said he visited many fascinating places including an air and space museum. She was so "calm and confident" on the stage, Ryan said. The tiebreaker test is to try to make it more likely that one victor will be left at the end of the competition since the last three years of the national bee have had two winners.

Daniel Doudna, 13, of Fairbanks, Alaska, said it was "amazing" to be the third child in his family to attend the national Bee.

As with any intense competition, the bee was full of rapidly swinging emotions.

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.

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