Scripps National Spelling Bee

Summary of Round 2

(Click on the speller's name for a summary of words given.)



No.Speller's NameSpeller's SponsorCorrect SpellingSpelling GivenError
1Kevin Lazenby Adventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabamadolorifuge dolorifuge  
2Hunter Park Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaskachassis chassis  
3David Jones Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaskasapiential sapiential  
4Rosie Nai Samoa News, Pago Pago, American Samoaauricular auricular  
5Mitchell Behling Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizonaappetency appetency  
6Delila Nakaidinae Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock, Arizonaguttural gutteral E
7Jacob Elser Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansastaupe taupe  
8Sujith Swarna The Nassau Guardian, Nassau, Bahamasvellication vellication  
9Juan Domingo Malana Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Californiaiatrogenic iatrogenic  
10Dylan McEttrick Ventura County Star, Camarillo, Californiainviscate inviscate  
11Apolonia Gardner Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, Californiamihrab mihrab  
12Marika Fox Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, Californiahypothalamic hypothalamic  
13Tin Kuo Friends of the Diamond Bar Library, Pomona, Californiaxyloglyphy xyloglyphy  
14Liam Twight Record Searchlight, Redding, Californiapresentient presentient  
15Raymond Galloway The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Californiajoule joule  
16Jack Maglalang The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Californiarecalcitrant recalcitrant  
17Dylan Bird Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, Californiaheresimach heresimach  
18Snigdha Nandipati The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, Californiaavifauna avifauna  
19Varsha Senthil San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Californiaassurgent assurgent  
20Talia Ruiz The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Californiavoortrekker foretreker E
21Tia Ha Daily Press, Victorville, Californiaquenelle canel E
22Joseph Maluyao Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, Californiaapocryphal apocryphal  
23Kate Anoufrieva Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Californiaaerobicize aerobicize  
24Laura Newcombe National Post, Toronto, OntarioCanadaequinoctial equinoctial  
25Veronica Penny Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, OntarioCanadaFauntleroy Fauntleroy  
26Graham Abraham Kamloops Daily News, Kamloops, British ColumbiaCanadaalkali alkali  
27Katherine Niu Community Center Shanghai, Shanghai, Chinaparaph paraph  
28David Phan Daily Camera, Boulder, Coloradoaccolade accolade  
29Dhivya Senthil Murugan The Denver Post, Denver, Coloradousufructuary usufructuary  
30Rahul Malayappan Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Danbury, Connecticutanomaly anomaly  
31John Paul Henares New Haven Register, New Haven, Connecticutazulejo azulejo  
32Sairah Sheikh South Windsor Community Foundation, South Windsor, Connecticuttrichinosis trichinosis  
33Donovan Jordan The Washington Informer, Washington, D.C.schadenfreude schadenfreude  
34Josie Carlozzi Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington, Delawarewitloof witlauf E
35Anuk Dayaprema Stars & Stripes, Defense and State Department Schools, Europevagary vagary  
36Tatyana Kim The Naples Daily News , Bonita Springs, Floridanacelle nacelle  
37Anissa Murgo Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Bradenton, Floridamercerize mercerize  
38Grace Remmer The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Floridafebrifugal febrifugal  
39Glenn Medina The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridasciatica sciatica  
40Claire Zuo The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridacruciferous cruciferous  
41Jonathan Nativi The Naples Daily News , Naples, Floridafuselage fuselage  
42Stuti Mishra Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Floridacharpoy charpoy  
43Ryan Frank The News Herald, Panama City, Floridadiscerptible discerptible  
44Tommy Foster Tampa Bay Spelling Bee Collaborative, St. Petersburg, Floridarejoneador rejoneador  
45Alexandra Nelson Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, FloridaQatari Qatari  
46Ann Marie Brown Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Floridainosculate inosculate  
47Lillian Lesser Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Floridatakin takin  
48Rachael Cundey The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgiavitiate vitiate  
49Julia Denniss Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker, Georgiaclavichord clavichord  
50Jessica Penu Essence Communications Ltd., Accra, GhanaBaedeker Baedeker  
51Andrew Sulla-Mathews Pacific Daily News, Hagåtña‎, Guampistou pistou  
52Christopher Kim aio, Honolulu, Hawaiiwaveson waveson  
53Rebekah Pinkerton Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, Idahoanschluss anschluss  
54Skye Merriam Teton Valley News, Driggs, Idahoibuprofen ibuprofine E
55Frances Mari Grimaldo Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idahoroodebok roodebok  
56Matthew White Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinoisfelicitous felicitous  
57Simon Ricci Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago, Illinoisreplevin replevin  
58Ujwal Kiran Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisidiasm idiasm  
59Marlene Santora Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisdigitalis digitalis  
60Nina Montello Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisbromeliad bromeliad  
61Lucas Urbanski Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinoisricochet ricochet  
62Yasir Hasnain Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinoissanguinolent sanguinolent  
63Mark Rogers Daily Chronicle , DeKalb, Illinoisdysphonia dysphonia  
64Paige Myroth The Telegraph, Dixon, Illinoisformicary formicary  
65Pranav Sivakumar Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, Illinoispointillage pointillage  
66Christopher Bayston The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinoiszinnia zinnia  
67Marcus Glenn Tecarro Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, Illinoisineluctable ineluctable  
68Varun Ravichandran The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinoisschottische schottische  
69Phillip Copeland Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinoisspurious spurious  
70Tam Nguyen Kane County Chronicle, Saint Charles, Illinoisinfructuous infructuous  
71Parker Carls The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinoisobdurate obdurate  
72Morgan Folgers The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinoisballyhooed ballyhooed  
73Emily Legel Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Stockton, Illinoisecchymosis ecchymosis  
74Joseph Kirkpatrick The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indianacorollary corelary E
75Byoul Han The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indianaexiguous exiguous  
76Michael Pence Williams Comfort Air, Carmel, Indianatanha tanha  
77Olivia Shoup Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indianastratagem stratagem  
78Madalyn Richmond The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IndianaWeissnichtwo Weissnichtwo  
79Gina Solomito Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis, Indianatchotchke tchotchke  
80Tannah Thor The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indianadachshund dachshund  
81Casey Hennings Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indianavernacular vernacular  
82Patricia Arielle Manio Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indianaembracery embracery  
83Andie Reidy The Star Press, Muncie, Indianalobotomy lobotomy  
84Alexa Snyder South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indianaglaciarium glacearium E
85Addison Hughes The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indianaprosciutto prosciutto  
86Katie Kirk Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah, Indianamyriad myriad  
87Jack Doyle Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowafiliality filiality  
88Hanif Brown Jr. Jamaica Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaicabarukhzy barukhzy  
89Yuichi Beinard Yoshioka The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japannarcissistic narcissistic  
90Clara Wicoff Great Bend Tribune, Great Bend, Kansasmisogynist misogynist  
91Swetha Jasti The Olathe News, Olathe, Kansaskeeshond keeshond  
92Cara Knapp The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansasplanisphere planisphere  
93Emily Keaton Kentucky Spelling Bee Collaborative, Louisville, Kentuckyjackanapes jackanapes  
94Lanie Marcantel Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisianaephemeral ephemeral  
95Caleb Miller The News-Star, Monroe, Louisianabioluminescent bioluminescent  
96Srijan Duggal The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisianaharrumph harrumph  
97Vincent Huang Alliance For Education, Shreveport, Louisianariparian riparian  
98Lily Jordan Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Maineegregious egregious  
99Emily Durell Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Marylandinfinitesimal infinitessimal E
100Robbie Palmisano Learn It Systems, Baltimore, Marylandjacquard jacquard  
101Susanna Yau The Meakem Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Bethesda, Marylandpierrot pierrot  
102Sam Osheroff Howard County Library, Columbia, Marylandembololalia embololalia  
103Tyler Reese The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Marylandescarole escarole  
104Evelyn Burch The Gazette & The Star, Laurel, Marylandgarniture garniture  
105Sarah Carty The Enterprise, Lexington Park, Marylandeuphemism euphemism  
106Surjo Bandyopadhyay The Recorder, Prince Frederick, Marylandlidocaine lidocaine  
107Andre Winkfield Maryland Independent, Waldorf, Marylanddreidel dradle E
108Zachary Doiron Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston, Massachusettsdeuteranopia deuteranopia  
109Katie Hudek Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Massachusettshordeolum hordeolum  
110Amber Born The Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusettsapartheid apartheid  
111Surabhi Iyer Comcast, Taunton, Massachusettsgnathonic gnathonic  
112Olivia Jacobs The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusettscorpuscle corpuscle  
113Siddharth Varanasi The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigandichotomy dichotomy  
114Bilal Tarar Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, Michigangesundheit gesundheit  
115Christopher Walstra Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Michigancoloratura coloratura  
116Rosemary Torola Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain, Michigansanicle sanacle E
117Kevin Zhang The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michiganébrillade ébrillade  
118Emily Levy The County Press, Lapeer, Michiganvalise vellise E
119Mitchell Lange Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michiganbasmati basmati  
120James Van Wagnen The Macomb Daily, Macomb, Michiganmuishond muishond  
121Mahati Vavilala The Oakland Press, Pontiac, MichiganRomaji Romaji  
122Ryan Miller Saginaw Independent School District, Saginaw, Michigangeriatrician geriatrician  
123Cameron Haynes The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph, Michiganecht echt  
124Nicole Blakkan-Esser Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michiganorogeny orogeny  
125Kavyapranati Pratapa Willow Run Community Schools, Ypsilanti, Michiganbastion bastion  
126Alyssa Everson Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, Minnesotapredilection predilection  
127Anja Beth Swoap Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesotacalvities calvities  
128Antony Joseph South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato, Minnesotadeceptious deceptious  
129Radhika Edpuganti Southeast Service Cooperative , Rochester, Minnesotadentifrice dentifrice  
130Connor Gunsbury National Joint Powers Alliance, Staples, Minnesotaineradicable ineradicable  
131Kate Johnson Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson, Mississippiacquiescence acquiescence  
132Faaris Khan Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouricarapace carapace  
133Andrea Ambam Cass County Democrat Missourian, Harrisonville, Missouriquisling quisling  
134Jordan Hoffman The Examiner, Independence, Missouripaladin paladin  
135Summer Johnston Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouriwunderkind wunderkind  
136Abbey Ahern Sedalia Spelling Bee Collaborative, Sedalia, Missouriobtenebrate obtenebrate  
137Grant Pace St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missourifiduciary fiduciary  
138Rounak Bera St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missourilahar lahar  
139Cody Zabriskie Lee Newspapers of Montana, Billings, Montanaexacerbate exacerbate  
140Jenny Solheim Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraskacoulomb coulomb  
141Dakota Jones Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevadagaribaldi garibaldi  
142Chloe Conway New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshiresimulacrum simulacrum  
143Preet Raval Camden Spelling Bee Collaborative, Camden, New Jerseyclough clough  
144Stephanie Miller Millennium Radio, Galloway, New Jerseygauche gosche E
145Kira Paley The Record and Herald News, Hackensack, New Jerseycapricious capricious  
146Amie Baldwin Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City, New Jerseydieffenbachia diffenbachia E
147Ray Wang Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune , Neptune, New Jerseycormorant cormorant  
148Siddharth Challani The Times of Trenton, Trenton, New Jerseyposset posset  
149Kathryn "Katie" Kasky The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexicojalousie jalousie  
150Mateen Sharif Times Union, Albany, New Yorkhomuncular homuncular  
151Nabeel Rahman The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New Yorkcaisson caisson  
152Sriram Hathwar The Leader, Corning, New Yorkedacious edacious  
153Divya Tewari Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, New Yorkcoscinomancy coscimancy E
154Adam Ferrari The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, New Yorkcatarrh catarrh  
155Gabriel Blacklock Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New Yorkhoydenish hoydenish  
156Kali Palmer Mount Vernon Inquirer, Mount Vernon, New Yorkembarcadero embarcadero  
157Arvind Mahankali Daily News, New York, New Yorkmélange mélange  
158Miles Shebar Daily News, New York, New Yorkcalypso calypso  
159Tatum Kiff The Daily Star, Oneonta, New Yorkquinary quinery E
160Evan Ehsan The Palladium-Times, Oswego, New Yorkvicissitude vicissitude  
161Leo Lee Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, New Yorkweimaraner weimaraner  
162Jan Izzabelle Secular Tri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague, New Jerseyraucity raucity  
163Naman Shakrani Long Island Jewish World, Rockville Centre, New Yorkkielbasa kielbasa  
164Julia Georges The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New Yorkvacuole vacuole  
165Jane Wang Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New Yorkcroustade crustade E
166Belinda Gibbon New Zealand Spelling Bee Trust, Wellington, New Zealandterraqueous terraqueous  
167Shiv Patel Times-News, Burlington, North Carolinacomestibles comestibles  
168Prakash Mishra The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolinahirsutism hirsutism  
169Graham Lowder The Clayton News-Star, Clayton, North Carolinacenote cenote  
170Jesus Ayala Lara Duke University's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Durham, North Carolinaquagmiry quagmiry  
171Leah Adams The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolinamoraine marane E
172Megan Lanier The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolinatritium tritium  
173Autumn Currin Harnett County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Lillington, North Carolinamozzarella mozarella E
174Catherine Wagner PAGE of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolinaiterative iterative  
175Hunter Randolph PAGE of Lee County, Sanford, North Carolinalonganimity longanimity  
176Bryson McKee The Shelby Star, Shelby, North Carolinabijouterie bijouterie  
177Adriayn Barnhill Washington Daily News, Washington, North Carolinaschnecke schnecca E
178Monica Sullivan Wilson Daily Times, Wilson, North Carolinaconquistador conquistador  
179Ayla Dunn Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolinaultimogeniture ultimogenoture E
180Elliott Stone North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, Bismarck, North DakotaBildungsroman Bildungsroman  
181Sunny Levine Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohioraconteur raconteur  
182Tony Incorvati The Repository, Canton, Ohiowastrel wastrel  
183Clay Campbell WCPO-TV Channel 9, Cincinnati, Ohiocordate cordate  
184Joseph Delamerced WCPO-TV Channel 9, Cincinnati, Ohiocybernetics cybernetics  
185Vladimir Petre The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohiofestinate festinate  
186Liz Stickley Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohioinnocuous innocuous  
187Matthew Cecil Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange, OhioWiccan Wiccan  
188Nicholas Rushlow Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohioclairsentience clairsentience  
189Tobias Baumann Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Lewis Center, Ohiovituperative vituperative  
190LeeAnn Jose The Lima News, Lima, Ohiocognoscitive cognoscitive  
191Iram Majad The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohiorealschule realschule  
192Natalie Cervelli The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohiolustrum lustrom E
193Cade Berg Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem, Ohiogracile grasile E
194Brianna Piergallini The Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohiomnemonic mnemonic  
195Gaberiel DeFreitas The Blade, Toledo, Ohiopecuniary pecuniary  
196Rachel McFall The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohiocharlatan charleton E
197Michael Aldric Mosqueda The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohioinfarction infarction  
198Lauren Ritz The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohiolicentiate lycentiate E
199Nicholas Stark Muskogee Spelling Bee Collaborative, Muskogee, Oklahomaanathema anathema  
200Parker Strubhar The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahomaorfevrerie orfevrerie  
201Hannah Allison Home Federal Bank, Bend, Oregonpogrom pogrom  
202Katie Fo Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregonblasé blasé  
203Veronica Siko The Chester Spirit, Chester, Pennsylvaniahafiz hafiz  
204Rohit Goyal Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pennsylvaniaentresol entresol  
205Naomi Li The Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvaniagarçon garçon  
206Joanna Ye WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniawickiup wickiup  
207David Krak Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniavelocipede velocipede  
208Michael Minh Duong The Times Herald, Norristown, Pennsylvaniaaphorism aphorism  
209Anahita Iyer Pennridge Community Education Foundation, Perkasie, PennsylvaniaXanadu Xanadu  
210Lena Greenberg The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniajocosity jocosity  
211Adrianne Kubiak Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniainveighed inveighed  
212Derrick Hamilton The Republican Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvaniakirtle kirtle  
213Rachel Keirstead Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvaniaancillary ancillary  
214Sukanya Roy Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniacroissant croissant  
215Julianna Canabal-Rodríguez Commonwealth-Parkville School, San Juan, Puerto Ricotahini tahini  
216Jessica Anderson The Valley Breeze, Cumberland, Rhode IslandRubicon Rubicon  
217Jusuf Jenkins The Allendale Sun, Allendale, South Carolinasubito subito  
218Kenny Nguyen Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolinadisciform disciform  
219Katy LeBarron The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolinajadeite jadite E
220Jordan Young The Morning News, Florence, South Carolinaturbinado turbonado E
221Isabella Neubauer The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolinaboniato boniato  
222Zane Bridwell Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolinataciturn taciturn  
223Ryder Heitz Madison Daily Leader, Madison, South Dakotawedel wedel  
224Jiwon Seo Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreamadeleine madeleine  
225Tanay Patri Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennesseeasana asana  
226Jasmine Brandt The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennesseeeuthanasia euthanasia  
227Rahul Krishnaswamy Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennesseecucaracha cucaracha  
228Patrick Dockery The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseeeinkorn einkorn  
229Collin McLeod The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseerepechage repechage  
230Benjamin Kulas The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennesseeplantain plantain  
231Russell Dickerson Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texasgynarchy gynarchy  
232Ariel Chen Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texasmunificence munificence  
233O'Neal Davis Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texassyntactician sintactician E
234Chetan Reddy The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texasbismarck bismarck  
235Abigail Spitzer El Paso Times, El Paso, Texashierarchy hierarchy  
236Narahari Bharadwaj Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texashieroglyphics hieroglyphics  
237Mashad Arora Valley Freedom Newspapers, Harlingen, Texaschanoyu chanoyu  
238Sivateja Tangirala HoustonPBS, Houston, Texasintaglio intaglio  
239Cassandra Guardiola Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texaspoignant poignant  
240Caleb Anderson Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texasdrivel drivel  
241Thomas Rubio Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texasgymkhana gymkhana  
242Kristopher Muniz Odessa American, Odessa, Texaspetechial poticial E
243Seth Grant San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texassaxifrage saxofrage E
244Abhinav Sangisetti San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texasalcazar alcazar  
245Andrew Bernhard Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texasminatory minotory E
246Andrea Mirasol Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texasproboscis probascis E
247Justine Arevalo The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islandskinura chinura E
248Matthew Perry Davis County Clipper, Bountiful, Utahkeest kiest E
249Jared Ward Southeast Education Service Center, Price, UtahUlyssean Ulyssean  
250Anna-Marie Sprenger Daily Herald, Provo, Utahpersillade persillade  
251Vismaya Kharkar The Valley Journals, Salt Lake City, Utahmaillot maillot  
252Meigan Clark The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermontfemininity femininity  
253Eric Xu The News-Virginian and The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginianovillero novillero  
254Ethan Ruggeri The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginiaglabrous glabrous  
255Gabrielle Towne Hampton Literary Society, Hampton, Virginialeviable leviable  
256David Gonyer Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg, Virginiabimillenary bimillenary  
257Jeremy Nathan Loudoun Times-Mirror, Leesburg, Virginiaempennage empennage  
258Mary-Michael Robertson The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginiamarzipan marzipan  
259James Batten The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginiaextirpate extirpate  
260Shruti Anant Fairfax County Times, Reston, Virginiafistiana fistiana  
261Ian Fraser Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginiagloxinia glocksinnia E
262Shayley Martin The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginiatopeng topeng  
263Victoria Whited Tazewell County Fair Association, Tazewell, Virginiasassafras sassafrass E
264Samuel Estep The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginiaprofligacy profligacy  
265Justin Yum News & Messenger, Woodbridge, Virginiaobeisant obeisant  
266Deanta Kelly Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washingtonmenhaden menhaden  
267Joseph Winters The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washingtonxerophobous xerophobous  
268Elizabeth Koh Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginiarapport rapport  
269Savannah Aldridge The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginiasoliloquy soliloquy  
270Yagna Vudathu The Journal, Martinsburg, West Virginiacomminution cominution E
271Ksheeraja Sriram The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginiabuffa buffa  
272Connor Moore The Catholic Spirit, Wheeling, West Virginiafräulein fräulein  
273Parker Dietry Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsinfennec fennec  
274Amari Bertagnolli Wyoming Community Foundation, Laramie, Wyominginaugurator inaugurator  
275Christopher Combee Polk County School District Collaborative, Bartow, Floridabrontophobia brontophobia