Scripps National Spelling Bee

Maria Kaltchenko

The Commercial Appeal
Memphis, Tennessee


RoundCorrect SpellingSpelling Given
2forsythiaforsythia
3racletteraclette
5pointellepointelle
6xerophthalmiaxerophthalmia


Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winning word in qualifying local spellingbee:tardigrade
Other words spelled correctly in local competition:vaudevillian
biomimetics
zwinger
hydrography