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
1Meghana Giri Adventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabamaglasnost glasnost  
2Bryce Tasso Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaskashrieval shrieval  
3Katrina Miller Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaskaocelot ocelot  
4Tauloto Tuiolemotu Samoa News, Pago Pago, American SamoaEocene Eocene  
5Christopher O'Connor Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizonamandir mandir  
6Samuel Yeager Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock, Arizonafacetious facetious  
7Chythanya Murali Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansasperestroika perestroika  
8Danielle Smith The Nassau Guardian, Nassau, The Bahamastertiary tertiary  
9Osvaldo Sanchez KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield, CaliforniaBaedeker Baedeker  
10Soleil Jones Ventura County Star, Camarillo, Californiagauche gauche  
11Jillian Fusi Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, Californiarecidivist recidivist  
12Rebecca Baron Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, Californiatrattoria trattoria  
13Hannah Silvestro Friends of the Diamond Bar Library, Pomona, Californiagourami gourami  
14Clint Goodwin Record Searchlight, Redding, Californiaprabhu prabhu  
15Katie Peterson The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Californiakirtle kirtle  
16Aditya Mishra The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Californiafuselage fuselage  
17Cecilia Trujillo Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CaliforniaHoli Holi  
18Isabel Cholbi San Bernardino Spelling Bee Collaborative, San Bernardino, Californiaescargot escargot  
19Giabao Tonthat U-T San Diego, San Diego, CaliforniaQatari Qatari  
20Neha Konakalla San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Californiakohlrabi kohlrabi  
21Alan Shi The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Californiacynosure synosure E
22Zerin Wetzel Daily Press, Victorville, Californiacommissar commasar E
23Mitchell Miya Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, Californiasachem sachem  
24Audrey Bantug Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Californiaprosciutto prosciutto  
25Cassandra Clowe-Coish The Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadaanachronism anachronism  
26Mollie Symons The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadacharpoy charpoy  
27Qingyi Wang Community Center Shanghai, Shanghai, Chinagraupel grouple E
28Katharine Wang Community Center Shanghai, Shanghai, Chinaroodebok roodebok  
29Eva Kitlen Barnes & Noble, Boulder, Coloradodoctrinaire doctrinaire  
30Himanvi Kopuri The Denver Post, Denver, Coloradoschnecke schnecke  
31Abram Goda Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Danbury, Connecticutalcazar alcazar  
32Anthony Capasso New Haven Register, New Haven, Connecticuttrepak trepak  
33Keshav Ramesh South Windsor Public Library, South Windsor, Connecticutmisogynist misogynist  
34Lillian Allingham Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington, Delawaresurveillance surveillance  
35Donovan Rolle The Washington Informer, Washington, District of Columbiazephyr zephyr  
36Anuk Dayaprema European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools, Europeborzoi borzoi  
37Lee Wall Polk County School District Collaborative, Bartow, Floridacommensurate commensurate  
38Aleena Boby The Daily News , Bonita Springs, Floridagaljoen galjoen  
39Grace Remmer The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Floridarepertoire repertoire  
40Shayaan Subzwari The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridatuckahoe tuckahoe  
41Christal Schermeister The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridabuddha buddha  
42Emma Parrish Naples Daily News , Naples, Floridavoortrekker vortrekker E
43Mary Horton Orlando Sentinel Communications, Orlando, Floridaisinglass isinglass  
44Nikitha Chandran Tampa Bay Spelling Bee Collaborative, St. Petersburg, Floridagarçon garçon  
45Tarun Neelavannan Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Floridapizzicato pizzicato  
46Anchita Khurana Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Floridagesundheit gesundheit  
47Brian Reinhart Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Floridazucchini zucchini  
48Rachael Cundey The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgialokshen lokshen  
49Nicholas Poulos Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker, Georgiabureaucracy bureaucracy  
50Rohit Sahijwani Young Educators Foundation, Accra, Ghananisei nisei  
51Veronica Chua Pacific Daily News, Hagåtña, Guamecru ecru  
52Akira Takabayashi aio, Honolulu, Hawaiigynarchy gynarchy  
53Tricia McCullough Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, Idahoweissnichtwo weisnichtwo E
54Erin Sellers Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idahoparadigm paradigm  
55Annie Schnoll Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinoistchotchke tchotchke  
56Richard Moraga Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoiscoati coati  
57Meghana Kamineni Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisjeremiad jeremiad  
58Alia Abiad Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoispeccadillo peccadillo  
59Zander Patent Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago, Illinoisvirgule virgule  
60Lucas Urbanski Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinoishartebeest hartebeest  
61Yasir Hasnain Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinoispoinsettia poinsettia  
62Matthew Rogers Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinoisingenue ingenue  
63Christopher Rademacher The Telegraph, Dixon, Illinoisbeleaguer beleaguer  
64Pranav Sivakumar Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, Illinoisembarcadero embarcadero  
65Isra Ansari The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinoisschottische schottische  
66Rebecca Lisk Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, IllinoisHemerocallis Hemerocallis  
67Sophie Bergman The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinoistroika troika  
68Ram Koganti Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinoisvivace vivace  
69Piper Winkler Kane County Chronicle, Saint Charles, IllinoisRomaji Romaji  
70Kyle Campbell The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IllinoisFahrenheit Fahrenheit  
71Ashtyn Folgers The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinoiskeest keest  
72Cecilia Guerrero Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Stockton, Illinoiscroesus croesus  
73Joseph Kirkpatrick The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indianarejoneador rejoneador  
74Mary Skirvin Indiana University, Bloomington, Indianasynchronous synchronous  
75Selena Qian Williams Comfort Air, Carmel, Indianabobadil bobadil  
76Aaron Manning Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indianaalgorithm algorithm  
77Kaelyn Bender The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indianahollandaise hollandaise  
78Cy Orentlicher Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis, Indianaeinkorn einkorn  
79Minka Gill The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indianacorpuscle corpuscle  
80Ted Tobias Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indianatanha tanha  
81Madison Jones Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indianapoignant poignant  
82Isaac McKee The Star Press, Muncie, Indianahoomalimali hoomalimali  
83Margaret Peterson South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indianafennec fennec  
84Kimmie Collins The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indianamynheer mynheer  
85Sean Ives Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah, Indianaperennial perennial  
86Zander Reed Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication, Ames, Iowamaraschino maraschino  
87Joshua Kalyanapu Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowaboysenberry boysenberry  
88Christian Allen Jamaica Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaicascherzo scherzo  
89Daichi Hayakawa The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japanmeistersinger meistersinger  
90Sterling Hollond Hays Daily News, Hays, Kansasdiphthong diphthong  
91Vanya Shivashankar The Olathe News, Olathe, Kansasintaglio intaglio  
92Gracie Schroeder The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansasnarcissistic narcissistic  
93Emily Keaton Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, Lexington, Kentuckyspringbok springbok  
94Tara Singh Kentucky Spelling Bee Collaborative, Louisville, Kentuckybobbejaan bobbejaan  
95Nickolas Day Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Hammond, Louisianasauerbraten sauerbraten  
96Damien Handy Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette, LouisianaMeiji Meiji  
97Caleb Miller The News-Star, Monroe, Louisianacalypso calypso  
98Robert Cerise The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisianaeuthanasia euthanasia  
99Safa Michigan Alliance For Education, Shreveport, Louisianaquinine quinine  
100Lowell Ruck Husson University, Bangor, Mainejnana jnana  
101Brandon Aponte Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Mainesarsaparilla sarsaparilla  
102Robin Roper 21st Century Education Foundation, Annapolis, Marylandwainscot wainscot  
103Abby Pepin Learn It Systems, Baltimore, Marylandegregious egregious  
104Calvin Liu The Meakem Group, Bethesda, Marylandcarafe carafe  
105Jared Remsberg Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Marylandterrapin terrapin  
106Mitsuki Ota Howard County Library, Columbia, Marylandglockenspiel glockenspiel  
107Jade Lee The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Marylandhippopotamus hippopotamus  
108Gabriela Rodriguez-Garcia The Gazette & The Star, Laurel, Marylandmuishond muishond  
109Michelle Beaulieu The Enterprise, Lexington Park, Marylandostentatious ostentatious  
110Christian Kincaid The Recorder, Prince Frederick, Marylandvaquero vaquero  
111Khaled Mohamed University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Marylandarchipelago archipelago  
112Sydney Christley Maryland Independent, Waldorf, Marylandcoloratura coloratura  
113Ina Beinborn Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston, Massachusettskuruma kurama E
114Meryl Warpula Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Massachusettscamphor camphor  
115Amber Born The Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusettsrecalcitrant recalcitrant  
116Matthew Donohue Comcast, Taunton, Massachusettsphilhellenism philhellenism  
117Alexis Condon The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusettsasana ocena E
118James Sun The Detroit News, Detroit, Michiganbackstein backstein  
119Katie Walstra Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Michigannotochord notochord  
120Shannon Nulf Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain, Michigansalve salve  
121Adrienne Fisher The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michigancappelletti capiltti E
122Neha Seshadri The County Press, Lapeer, Michiganphilanthropy philanthropy  
123Marguerite Arbogast Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michiganapartheid apartheid  
124Gurjiwan Chahal The Macomb Daily, Macomb, Michiganhierarchy hierarchy  
125Kuvam Shahane The Oakland Press, Pontiac, Michiganprotégé protégé  
126Hannah Jackson Saginaw Independent School District, Saginaw, Michiganameliorate ameliorate  
127Daniel Chi The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph, Michiganbarukhzy barukhzy  
128Charlie Donahue Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michiganfoggara foggara  
129Emma Greenlee Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, Minnesotaasthmogenic asthmogenic  
130Jacob Lahti Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesotapicaresque picaresque  
131Nicholas Thompson South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato, Minnesotatokamak tokamak  
132Christine Farnberg Southeast Service Cooperative , Rochester, Minnesotaraconteur raconteur  
133Adam Kleist National Joint Powers Alliance, Staples, Minnesotamayonnaise mayonnaise  
134Desiree Roby Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson, Mississippiinselberg inselberg  
135Faaris Khan Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouribhalu bhalu  
136Evan Filer Cass County Democrat Missourian, Harrisonville, Missouricachet cachet  
137Meah Wilburn Jackson County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Kansas City, Missourimihrab mihrab  
138Jade Samanta Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouriopossum opossum  
139Joshua Sturgill Sedalia Spelling Bee Collaborative, Sedalia, Missourifantoccini fantoccini  
140Ethan Talbot College of Arts and Letters - Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouridurwan durwan  
141Sakif Islam St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missourichassis chassis  
142Gokul Venkatachalam St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouriaccommodate accommodate  
143Jackson Hall Lee Newspapers of Montana, Billings, Montanamozzarella mozzarella  
144Antonio Vince Miguel Lansang Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraskapneumatic pneumatic  
145Amna Raza Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevadahypocrisy hypocrisy  
146Hannah Miller New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshirebeetewk beetewk  
147Nandi Cook-Creek Camden Spelling Bee Collaborative, Camden, New Jerseysuccotash succotash  
148Eboseremhen Eigbe South Jersey Spelling Bee Collaborative, Galloway, New Jerseyprecipice precipice  
149Indrani Das The Record and Herald News, Hackensack, New Jerseynachtmusik nachtmusik  
150Kennith Gonzalez Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City, New Jerseytarragon tarragon  
151Carson Monks Tri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague, New Jerseyeiderdown eiderdown  
152Orli Weiss Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune , Neptune, New Jerseymelange melange  
153Ariel Kokoricha The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexicobanzai banzai  
154Ryan Devanandan Times Union, Albany, New Yorkhafiz hafiz  
155Madeline McCoy The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New Yorksaboteur saboteur  
156Sriram Hathwar Corning Rotary Club, Corning, New Yorkschipperke schipperke  
157Abirami Ratnakumar Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, New Yorkentourage entourage  
158Maggy Lambo The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, New Yorkcaballero caballero  
159Isabelle Scott Hofstra University, Hempstead, New Yorkjuggernaut juggernaut  
160Michael James Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New Yorkphilately philately  
161Letia Jones Mount Vernon Inquirer, Mount Vernon, New Yorkwitloof witloaf E
162Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar Daily News, New York, New Yorkquixote quixote  
163Arvind Mahankali Daily News, New York, New Yorkeuphemism euphemism  
164Molly Youngs The Daily Star, Oneonta, New Yorkapparatchik apparchik E
165Philip Cummings The Palladium-Times, Oswego, New Yorkdouane duan E
166Nicholas Manfred Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, New Yorkmadeleine madeleine  
167Maja Cannavo The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New Yorkcoffle coffle  
168Dylan O'Connor Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New Yorkkhor khor  
169Chanya Holness Theodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains, New Yorkbildungsroman bildungsroman  
170Ryan Steed Times-News, Burlington, North Carolinaprecocious precocious  
171Claire McCrea The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolinasusceptible susceptible  
172Jesse Stephenson Smithfield Herald, Clayton, North Carolinaweimaraner weimeraner E
173Brian Werden Duke University's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Durham, North Carolinatoboggan toboggan  
174Kaylee Kim The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolinacamouflage camouflage  
175Katie Danis The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolinaherpetology herpetology  
176Alexander Schembra Harnett County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Lillington, North Carolinabelligerent belligerent  
177Ethan Wagner PAGE of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolinasegue segue  
178Sarah Mounib Delta Center for Life Development, Inc., Rocky Mount, North Carolinadyslexia dyslexia  
179Hunter Randolph PAGE of Lee County, Sanford, North Carolinapaparazzo paparazzo  
180Kaitlin Venevongsoth The Shelby Star, Shelby, North Carolinaserdab serdab  
181Lauren Lim Washington Daily News, Washington, North Carolinacharlatan charlatan  
182Matthew Griffin The Wilson Times, Wilson, North CarolinaPanglossian Panglossian  
183Daniel Mayo Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolinakaraoke karaoke  
184Taylor Roehl North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, Bismarck, North Dakotagymkhana gymkhana  
185Jeremy Lun Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohiodetente detente  
186Kyle Schroeder Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens, Ohioheifer heifer  
187Matthew Pitcock Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens, Ohiophilippic philippic  
188Scott Markle The Repository, Canton, Ohiokovsh kovsh  
189Manu Nair 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohiozeitgeber zeitgeber  
190Joseph Delamerced 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohiobraggadocio braggadocio  
191Ashwin Veeramani The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohioconquistador conquistador  
192Angela Smith Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohiomenhaden menhaden  
193Kaitlin Hall Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange, Ohiorenaissance renaissance  
194Vincente Quach Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohioschloss schloss  
195Alotus Wei The Lima News, Lima, Ohiomaelstrom maelstrom  
196Iram Kingson The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohiorealschule realschule  
197Justin Hamilton The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohiodressage dressage  
198Sasha Davis Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem, Ohiojacamar jacamar  
199Nathan Keenan The Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohioguillotine guillotine  
200Samantha Schofield The Blade, Toledo, Ohioamphibious amphibious  
201Rebekah Stanhope The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohiomystique mystique  
202Olivia Havas The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohiofastidious fastidious  
203Max Lee The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohiorottweiler rottweiler  
204Richelle Zampella Muskogee Spelling Bee Collaborative, Muskogee, Oklahomacapricious capricious  
205Cole Shafer-Ray The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahomagaribaldi garibaldi  
206Divya Amirtharaj Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregonpickelhaube pickelhaube  
207Shreyas Parab The Chester Spirit, Chester, Pennsylvaniabellicose bellicose  
208Jacob George Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pennsylvaniawaterzooi waterzooi  
209Aditya Rao The Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvaniagnathonic gnathonic  
210Aparajita Rao WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniaexacerbate exacerbate  
211Hannah Citsay Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniadichotomy dichotomy  
212Ashraya Ananthanarayanan The Times Herald, Norristown, Pennsylvaniavisceral visceral  
213Anna Tran Pennridge Community Education Foundation, Perkasie, Pennsylvaniafraulein fraulein  
214Nina McManus The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniakoan koan  
215Natalie Cummings Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniapernicious pernicious  
216Colleen Reed The Republican Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvaniainnocuous innocuous  
217Emily Gunkel Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvaniaquisling quisling  
218Grant Loose Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniachauvinism chauvinism  
219Imanol Soler Navarro Commonwealth-Parkville School, San Juan, Puerto Ricospringerle springerle  
220Stephen Landry The Valley Breeze, Cumberland, Rhode Islandrendezvous rendezvous  
221DeAria Phoenix The Allendale Sun, Allendale, South Carolinasassafras sassafras  
222Abel Birchfield Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolinaaggregate aggregate  
223Owen Duffy The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolinalanglauf launlauf E
224Hunter Singletary Pee Dee Education Center, Florence, South Carolinamistletoe mistletoe  
225Isabella Neubauer The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolinapasteurize pasteurize  
226Kalika Bridwell Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolinanenuphar nenuphar  
227Max Oesterling University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakotabalalaika balalaika  
228Hrishikesh Srinivasan Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreakibei kibei  
229Nicole Frische Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennesseeflense flense  
230Jasmine Brandt The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennesseemnemonic mnemonic  
231Rahul Krishnaswamy Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennesseekielbasa kielbasa  
232Elizabeth Dang The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseeboudoir boudoir  
233Bates Bennett The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseechagrin chagrin  
234Jonathan Caldwell Middle Tennessee State University School of Journalism, Murfreesboro, Tennesseegeronimo geronimo  
235Kate Miller Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texastaupe taupe  
236Sonia Chen Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texastopeng topeng  
237Victoria Epstein Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texasephemeral ephemeral  
238Chetan Reddy The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texasmahout mahout  
239Olivia Weinbaum El Paso Times, El Paso, Texasverboten verboten  
240Ansun Sujoe Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texasecht echt  
241Shobha Dasari HoustonPBS, Houston, Texasmediocre mediocre  
242Syamantak Payra HoustonPBS, Houston, Texassamovar samovar  
243Ryan Soriano Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texasbabka babka  
244Mikaela Oliver Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texasprerogative perogative E
245Sean Wang Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen, Texasdahlia dahlia  
246Gabrielle Rubio Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texaskishke kishke  
247Kara Lehnert Odessa American, Odessa, Texasnovillero novillero  
248Gabriella Rodriguez San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texaszwinger svinger E
249Swati Sharma San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texasbezoar bezoar  
250Colton Blinka Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texaserudite erudite  
251Haeun Moon BBVA Compass Bank, Waco, Texaskeeshond keeshond  
252Kerri Lu Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texascomandante comandante  
253Manav Thadani The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islandslieutenant lieutenant  
254Hannah Faulconer Utah Valley Spelling Bee, Lindon, Utahgingham gingham  
255Jared Ward Southeast Education Service Center, Price, Utahhyperbole hyperbole  
256Vismaya Kharkar The Valley Journals, Salt Lake City, Utahschadenfreude schadenfreude  
257Ronan Howlett The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermontcheka cheka  
258Luke Thornburgh Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, Virginiapogrom pogrom  
259Sam Pereles The News-Virginian and The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginiatachometer tachometer  
260Madison Fuentes Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville, Virginiaindigenous indigenous  
261Jessica Ditton The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VirginiaBolshevik Bolshevik  
262Kirtan Patel Hampton Literary Society, Hampton, Virginiamercerize mercerize  
263Madeline Hall Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg, Virginiasalaam salaam  
264Jensen Schram The News & Advance, Lynchburg, VirginiaForsythia Forsythia  
265Kenneth Ross The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginiaedelweiss edelweiss  
266Jae Canetti Fairfax County Times, Reston, Virginiapunctilio punctilio  
267Yashna Nainani Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginiahalal halal  
268Shayley Martin The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VirginiaWiccan Wiccan  
269Griffin McAvoy Tazewell County Fair Association, Tazewell, Virginiaanschluss anschluss  
270Alicia Gonzalez The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginiasoliloquy soliloquy  
271Christopher Shoemaker Prince William Today, Leesburg, Virginiagopak gopak  
272Trina Desquitado Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washingtongenre genre  
273Sophia Limacher Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washingtonbromeliad bromeliad  
274Jonah Gunter North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee, Washingtonraita raita  
275Lauren Coccari Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginiaperiphery periphery  
276Louis Aldridge The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginiaazimuth azimuth  
277Aarohi Srivastava The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginiavorlage vorlage  
278Lillian Bischof The Catholic Spirit, Wheeling, West Virginiaipecac ipecac  
279Aisha Khan Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsincrescendo crescendo  
280Victoria Allen Wyoming Community Foundation, Laramie, Wyomingalim alim  
281Roshni Kainthan The Record and Herald News, Hackensack, New Jerseyfusillade fusillade