The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee is slated to return to the National Harbor Convention Center in Maryland for its final round, where young children will recite a long roster of challenging words to become this year's champion Thursday. He didn't even win his county spelling bee.
The third through sixth places went to Abhijay Kodali, Jashun Paluru, Navneeth Murali and Sravanth Malla.
Paul Hamrick, 14, from Monterey, Calif., pauses as he spells a word correctly during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018.
The past 13 champions and 18 of the last 22 have been Indian-American, and that trend could easily continue.
Not knowing a word doesn't always mean a speller will get it wrong - the savviest competitors can piece together a word by relying on their knowledge of roots and language patterns.
As champion of the 93-year-old competition, he will receive more than $42,000 in cash and prizes.
Sixteen accomplished spellers have advanced to the prime-time finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, an unusually high number after a morning session that lasted 4? hours. To reduce the chances of that happening this year, the 16 finalists advancing to the evening's competition took a written tiebreaker test of 12 spelling and 12 vocabulary questions.
After her defeat, she was swarmed by dozens of current and former spellers who wished her well, smiling throughout. She deserved the trophy as much as I did.
"He just really wanted to get it", he said.
"She was just as graceful as she could be", bee program manager Corrie Loeffler said.
Karthik, for his part, took no pleasure in vanquishing a familiar foe. "We weren't against each other".
Raghav, 12, of Montpelier, competing with the best spellers in the country, correctly spelled perionychia (definition: "the tissue bordering the root and sides of the fingernail or toenail").
On Wednesday night, bee officials used test scores to determine that 41 spellers would move on to the finals, to compete under the glaring lights of prime-time television.
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