The champion will be American

Enya Hubers, speller 395, got hugs from several spellers as she left the stage.

Enya's exit means the champion will be American. Enya, a Canadian eighth grader who lives in Ontario, was the last international competitor. 


She tied for 10th place last year and 23rd place in 2017.

Enya misspelled "Pallottine," a member of a Roman Catholic religious society founded in 1835 to aid mission work.