"Howdy. How are you Cal?" Dr. Bailly asked.
"Nervous" said Calvin Alexander, Jr., speller 146.
"Let's see if we can fix that," Dr. Bailly said, giving him the word rectify. He got it right.
Adom Appiah, speller 147, got his word right, too. It was lobo, a large broad-headed heavy-muzzled wolf of northern North America that has a dense heavy coat of clear or brownish gray usually with blackish shadowing along the back, a timber wolf.
"I'm back," Adom said when he approached the microphone.
"Great," Dr. Bailly said. "I'm happy."