Christopher Serrao, speller 231, spelled napoleon correctly. It's a rich pastry consisting of several oblong layers of puff paste with a filling of cream, custard or jelly.
It also happens to be from a certain French leader's name.
The next word, for Amelia Edelsberg, speller 232?
It was Bonapartism.
The pair elicited a chuckle from the crowd.
Bonapartism, from the same French name, isn't as sweet. It's a policy advocating or supporting dictatorial rule by a popular leader who has ostensibly received a mandate from the people.
Amelia misspelled and is out.