Chetan Reddy (Speller 238) was eliminated on "kaburi."
This was his first finals, and his last Bee. He's been here four times. Chetan is an eighth grader from Texas.
Syamantak Payra (Speller 242) was eliminated on "cipollino." He's here for the first time, and is a Texas seventh grader. He's eligible for one more year.
Both spellers got standing ovations. There are now six spellers left in the competition.