Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee

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Emmett Howard | 01 June, 2018, 08:36

Google launched the report with the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee running Tuesday to Thursday. They ranged in age from 11-14.

The bee had 519 spellers participating in rounds one and two, and 452 take part in round three.

Thirteen-year-old Mattie Cull represented Newfoundland and Labrador in Washington, D.C., this week at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and made it to Round 3 before being eliminated prior to the finals. He then asked for the word's language of origin, was told it was Yiddish and correctly spelled the word.

"Being in the national spelling bee is such an honor because we get to witness one of the most biggest educational academic mental sports ever created in history", Akash said before the third round.

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The highest finish was by Aaron Heick, who placed fifth in 1987 as a seventh-grader at Alessandro Middle School in Moreno Valley.

Karthik Nemmani poses with the championship trophy and E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson. She beat Nemmani at their county spelling bee this year, but he got into nationals as a wild card.

Amith Vasantha of San Jose, California, during round four of the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center May 31, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Atman correctly spelled cantico in round two and vitascope in round three. In the first round of ESPN-televised spelling Thursday night, almost half of the finalists misspelled their words, including several crowd favorites such as Tara Singh, a 13-year-old from Kentucky who was competing at her fifth and final national bee.

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