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Syracuse champ Ava Propper still flawless at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Syracuse champ Ava Propper still flawless at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Lourcey, who just finished eighth grade, said he prepared for the bee by skimming over the list of 400 words that spellers could get in the preliminary rounds.

Can you spell "Feldenkrais", a type of exercise?

In March, he won Arkansas' State Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "chasuble" after three-and-a-half hours of competing.

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China, as a staunch supporter and facilitator of the SCO framework, has played a positive role in the development of the mechanism.

On Tuesday, entrants competed in a written test, and Hailey said her studying had made her feel more comfortable with the challenging test. Watching children spell words is joyous and stressful in equal measure- what more could you ask for? Among those who didn't make the cut because of the test was 6-year-old Edith Fuller, the youngest speller in the history of the bee.

Dale advanced to round three after correctly spelling "embroglio" earlier in the day during the second round.

The final round of the competition airs from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. today on ESPN2 and during prime time on ESPN from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Her winning word was "jnana", which means "knowledge".

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Nathan Ostermann, 11, said he's "not too nervous" about the national competition.

Edith Fuller, 6, from Tulsa, Okla., waits to spell her word in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Propper will find out after 6 p.m. today if her ideal score in the oral rounds, combined with her score in a written spelling and vocabulary test, will be enough to advance to Thursday's final rounds. Based on scoring from those and the previous rounds, a field of 72 spellers will be whittled down to nine to 12 finalists. Aiden Arnett, of Morgantown, misspelled "dissentient" and was eliminated in the third round.

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Actors from Michael Keaton to Ben Affleck would later wear the cowl and put their own spin on DC Comic's Caped Cruder. And more recently, he did the voice of nutty Mayor Adam West in the long-running " Family Guy " series.

The map was released just in time for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.


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