"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.
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.
CBS News confirms that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has cleared former FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress . A number of congressional committees, in addition to the Senate intelligence panel, are also looking into the matter.
He was in the process of negotiating peace with the Palestinians, who also had political claims to Jerusalem . The announcement postpones the president's campaign promise to move diplomatic operations to Jerusalem .
If one of the finalists was also the victor the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers, they will start with a one point bonus. Oracle and the five challengers will compete in two round robins, which will eliminate one challenger.
Mr Trump, who BBC Europe editor Katya Adler said seemed star-struck, said of the Pope: "He is something, he's really good". But Pope Francis pulled a great move in his first meeting with the President of the United States.
There are chances that Sony will include Nidhogg and Spy Chameleon into the PlayStation Plus free games library in June 2017. As well, the PS4 has also far surpassed the now-discontinued Wii U ( roughly 13.5 million sold since November 2012).
The newspaper cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. Adam Schiff, Calif., suggested that Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed.
She and Younes had first been linked in October past year , following the male model's split with his ex Jourdan Dunn. Disick and Thorne have been spotted groping each other in Cannes this week and it's pretty unpleasant to look at.
In the incident report filed by the four officers at the scene, Woods kept dozing off even after his initial contact with police. Woods had said on his website last week that he would not be able to twist his back for three months because of his surgery.
The Warriors , who beat Cavs for the 2015 championship before losing the rematch in 2016, are 12-0 in this year's playoffs. Cleveland has steamrolled through the East in the postseason since James returned home, going 36-5 in three years.
Malvo, now 32 years old, is currently being held at Red Onion State Prison, a super-maximum security prison in Virginia. The Virginia attorney general responded that Roush could have suspended some of Malvo's life term.
Trump pulls United States from Aust on Paris, trade
A voluntarily promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change was agreed in 2015. Trump tweeted yesterday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days".
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
Stuart Shapiro, who works on computer simulations of gravitational waves at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, agrees. The second detection was made in December 2015 , and the third detection, called GW170104, was made on January 4, 2017.
Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'
The minister raised the possibility of limiting airstrikes if government troops converge within cities controlled by militants. Fighters loyal to him surprised government forces with their firepower, fending off air strikes and house-to-house searches.
Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
She came closest in 2002 when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister, as she was at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Kvitova double faulted into the net on match point and spiked her Wilson racquet in frustration at that transgression.
AMD Vega to be released in August!
Previous ROG gaming products based on AMD designs included Athlon 64 FX processors and were desktop models, until now. Speaking of Vega, AMD announced that it would launch the new graphics cards at the end of July at Siggraph 2017.
Dixon's eventful Indy includes pole, robbery and crash
Howard said he wasn't sure what caused him to hit the wall, whether a part broke in the suspension or something else. Takuma Sato , who won this year's race, became the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500, The Drive reported .
BJP says it will give right position to Rajinikanth
His May 19 speech was replete with hints of political ambition while the superstar met with his fans after a long time. Or like the cigarette that he flicks in the air in a trademark style, the frenzied talk will just end up in smoke.
Five things to watch out for at the French Open on Monday
Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova reached the French Open second round on Monday with a 7-5, 6-2 win overn China's Zheng Saisai. KEY STATISTIC I: 9 - Record number of French Open titles for Rafael Nadal , who is favored by many to collect No. 10 this year.
Hamilton: I sensed Vettel was angry
Daniel Ricciardo brought his Red Bull across in a distant third place to complete the podium, his best result of the season. Pulling out a small lead, Hamilton eventually began chipping away at the Ferrari's advantage.
ICSE, ISC results to be announced today at 3 pm
In 1973, the Council was listed in the Delhi School Education Act 1973, as a body conducting "public" examinations. And so, after almost two weeks of delays and uncertain reports, ICSE results 2017 are finally coming today.
Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south
Mahmud, who is also known as Abu Handzalah, led fellow militants to rescue Hapilon in the Marawi attack, the sources say. He has been identified as a chief recruiter by the militants who trained and sent Malaysians to fight in Syria and Iraq.
Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
Trump promised to launch a review , and said, "Leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". Donald Trump backs the view that Brexit is an "incident not a trend", European Council President Donald Tusk has said.
Schapelle Corby lands in Australia
When she was in jail, Mercedes brought her a puppy called Stanley - "one of the puffball dogs that old people usually have". ABC News reported that Schapelle Corby's home will receive extra police protection ahead of her long-awaited return home.