Summary of Round 2

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No.Speller's NameSpeller's SponsorCorrect SpellingSpelling GivenError
1Victor Sutton Adventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabamaetymology etymology  
2Bryce Tasso Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage, Alaskasayonara sayonara  
3Bethany Doudna Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaskapinafore pinafore  
4Debrinna-Meggie Alaia Su'a Samoa News, Pago Pago, American Samoadoctrinaire doctrinaire  
5Marcus Behling Arizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizonarenegade renegade  
6Kelvin Winney Navajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock, Arizonamalihini mallanhie E
7Jackson Parker Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansassputnik sputnik  
8Charles Hamilton Jr. The Nassau Guardian, Nassau, The Bahamasumlaut umlaut  
9Eesha Sohail KERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield, Californiasalmonella salmonella  
10Labiba Sardar Ventura County Star, Camarillo, Californiabenefactor benefactor  
11Nicholas Lee Quest Literacy Consortium, Inc., Diamond Bar, Californiamarzipan marzipan  
12Jillian Fusi Imperial Valley Press, El Centro, Californiaegalitarian egalitarian  
13Cooper Komatsu Los Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, Californiaamarillo amarillo  
14Emily Alldrin Record Searchlight, Redding, Californiahedonism hedonism  
15Jenna-May Ingal The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Californiabarabara barabara  
16Snehaa Ganesh Kumar The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Californiapicaresque picaresque  
17Sophia Han Tianjin Nankai Middle School, Tianjin, Chinanotochord notochord  
18Colleen Ung San Bernardino Spelling Bee Collaborative, San Bernardino, Californiapumpernickel pumpernickel  
19Oona Flood U-T San Diego, San Diego, Californiageoponics geoponics  
20Meera Suresh KPIX-TV & KCBS Radio AM & FM, San Francisco, Californiasevruga sevruga  
21Sarika Rau The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Californiatriumvirate triumvirate  
22Kaylee Kim Daily Press, Victorville, Californialibretto libretto  
23Sameera Hussain Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, Californiaroodebok roodebok  
24Timothy Yue Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Californiatoboggan toboggan  
25Rehana Lalani Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canadaanomaly anomaly  
26Thomas Duck The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadaempanada empanada  
27Greta Warner The Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadafeldspar feldspar  
28Cameron Keith Barnes & Noble, Boulder, ColoradoKabuki Kabuki  
29Sylvie Lamontagne The Denver Post, Denver, Coloradotopeng topeng  
30Keo Pangan Delaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington, Delawareisinglass isinglass  
31Julia Weinrod The Washington Informer, Washington, District of Columbiamaladroit maladroit  
32Ryan Rayos European PTA, Defense and State Department Schools, Europeampere ampere  
33Bryce Harrell Polk County School District Collaborative, Bartow, Floridalederhosen lederhosen  
34Jeffery Thompson The Daily News , Bonita Springs, Floridamusicale musicale  
35Vaishnavi Suren The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Floridaphilanthropy philanthropy  
36Trishala Kumar The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridaklompen klompen  
37Jack Benveniste-Plitt The Miami Herald, Miami, Floridaherpetology herpetology  
38Jonathon Schafer Naples Daily News , Naples, FloridaPanglossian panglosian E
39Siyona Mishra Orlando Sentinel Communications, Orlando, Floridamegalopolis megalopolis  
40Rafael Caballero Tampa Bay Spelling Bee Collaborative, St. Petersburg, Floridaoratorio oratorio  
41Jeremy Ortmann Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Floridasynergy synergy  
42Farzan Shiju Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Floridaalbatross albatross  
43Tyler Berndt Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Floridaneologism neologism  
44Charles Li The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgiawanderlust wanderlust  
45Monisha Mahadevan Georgia Association of Educators, Tucker, Georgianightingale nightingale  
46Vishal Thakwani Young Educators Foundation, Accra, Ghanaperiscope periscope  
47Justine Calayo Pacific Daily News, Hagåtña, Guamsukiyaki sukiyaki  
48Nick Sarji Kama'aina Kids, Kailua, Hawaiixylophone xylophone  
49Kendall Foster Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, Idahovendetta vendetta  
50McKenna Noland Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idahocatkin catkin  
51Jaren Rose Times-News, Twin Falls, Idahobuccaneer buccaneer  
52Summit Kumar Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisflotilla flotilla  
53Bernadette Miao Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisparadox paradox  
54Christopher Chang Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisbeleaguer beleaguer  
55Gerardo Amaro Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IllinoisArgentine Argentine  
56Zander Patent Chicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago, Illinoiszinnia zinnia  
57Mareike Western Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinoismaraca maraca  
58Lauryn Pugh Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education, Decatur, Illinoisyamen yamen  
59Nolan Bunger Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinoishydraulic hydraulic  
60Rebekah Zeigler Sauk Valley Media, Dixon, Illinoisbureaucracy bureaucracy  
61Brennon Cavanagh Carroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Freeport, Illinoisfidelity fidelity  
62Aniket Nuthalapati Lake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, Illinoiscamouflage camouflage  
63Eric Errampalli The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinoissamaritan samaritan  
64Katrina La Madrid Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, Illinoistantalize tantalize  
65Uma Kasichainula The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinoisflamboyant flamboyant  
66Aditya Nadkarni Grundy/Kendall County Regional Office of Education, Morris, Illinoisazure azure  
67Benjamin Hollis Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinoismizzle mizzle  
68Tejas Shyamsundar Kane County Chronicle, Saint Charles, Illinoisalderman alderman  
69Dylan Hembrough The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinoisllama llama  
70Meagan Moore The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinoiskudzu kudzu  
71Nicholas Bitar The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indiananemesis nemesis  
72Chloee Robison Indiana University, Bloomington, Indianainferno inferno  
73Ashwin Prasad Williams Comfort Air, Carmel, Indianacedilla cedilla  
74Reese Perry Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indiananebbish nebbish  
75Lora Kuhaneck The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indianakitsch kich E
76Cy Orentlicher Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis, Indianavulcanize vulcanize  
77Joseph Batis Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Indianapaprika paprika  
78Mohamed Bouftas Administrator Assistance, Brookston, Indianabarrio barrio  
79Jenna King Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indianamirage mirage  
80Munthira Raju The Star Press, Muncie, Indianadungaree dungaree  
81Matthew Ross Orange County Publishing Co. Inc., Paoli, Indianaplateau plateau  
82Olivia Hajicek South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indianasaffron saffron  
83Katie Collins The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indianaperfidy perfidy  
84Julia Oostema Kankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah, Indianahygiene hygiene  
85Zander Reed Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication, Ames, Iowaalleviate eleviate E
86Bryan Keck Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowaomnivorous omnivorous  
87Sara-Beth McPherson Jamaica Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaicapetunia petunia  
88Sean Fogerty The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japanconfetti confetti  
89Kushala Madduru Hays Daily News, Hays, Kansasquinine quinine  
90Vanya Shivashankar The Olathe News, Olathe, Kansaspistachio pistachio  
91Ella Rosenkranz The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansassamurai samurai  
92Paul Keaton Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, Lexington, Kentuckypolygon polygon  
93Tara Singh WHAS-TV, Louisville, Kentuckyregatta regatta  
94Abhirami Jeyaseelan Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Hammond, Louisianasubterfuge subterfuge  
95Megan Lavergne Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisianadaffodil daffodil  
96Naysa Modi The News-Star, Monroe, Louisianacapitulation capitulation  
97Tien Nguyen The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisianaeulogy eulogy  
98Rosie Shultz Alliance For Education, Shreveport, Louisianafennel fennel  
99Neil St. John Husson University, Bangor, Mainehomonym homonym  
100Bryce Morales Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Mainemuumuu muumuu  
101William Rogers Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Marylandorthodox orthodox  
102Andrew Lazenby Learn It Systems, Baltimore, Marylandkoan koan  
103Raffae Chowdhury The Meakem Group, Bethesda, Marylandaggregate aggregate  
104Lauren Smith Howard County Library, Columbia, Marylandborax borax  
105Selomi Dayaprema Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Marylandkishke kishke  
106Jan Lomahan The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Marylandcockatoo cockatoo  
107Tamya Matthews The Gazette & The Star, Laurel, Marylanddiesel diesel  
108Mark Beaulieu The Enterprise, Lexington Park, Marylandchagrin chagrin  
109Selena Antosh The Recorder, Prince Frederick, Marylandtyphoon typhoon  
110Gia Lauren Bautista University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Marylandpiccolo piccolo  
111Craig Storm Maryland Independent, Waldorf, Marylandmonotonous monotonous  
112Christy Jestin Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston, Massachusettsprerogative prerogative  
113Lela Festa Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Massachusettsgazelle gazelle  
114Mitchell Robson The Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusettsimplement implement  
115Spencer Pogue The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusettsguilder  E
116Neil Brahmbhatt WXYZ Channel 7, Detroit, Michigancynical cynical  
117Lily Mears Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Michiganigneous igneous  
118Zander Worm Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain, Michiganbayou bayou  
119Srinithi Kanakam The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michiganlithe lithe  
120John Ciurla The County Press, Lapeer, Michigancommensurate commensurate  
121Hailey Hogenson Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michiganamphibious amphibious  
122Nathaniel Britton The Macomb Daily, Macomb, Michiganincorruptible incorruptible  
123Neha Middela The Oakland Press, Pontiac, Michiganterrapin terrapin  
124Delaney Knoll Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigandidactic didactic  
125Brandon Kirkendall The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph, Michigantariff tariff  
126Sophia Thompson Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigancobalt cobalt  
127Cade Klimek Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, Minnesotamalaria malaria  
128Maxwell Meyer Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesotaoolong oolong  
129Briana Joseph South Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato, Minnesotapacifism pacifism  
130Christine Farnberg Southeast Service Cooperative , Rochester, Minnesotakuruma kuruma  
131Ammy Lin National Joint Powers Alliance, Staples, Minnesotaaristocracy aristocracy  
132Dev Jaiswal Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson, Mississippibravura bravura  
133Junah Jang Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missourifoliate foliate  
134Sophia Hoffman Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Kansas City, Missourimagnanimous magnanimous  
135Joel Miles Raymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar, Missourihenna henna  
136River Blount Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MissouriCapricorn Capricorn  
137Christine Sturgill Sedalia Spelling Bee Collaborative, Sedalia, Missouripampas pampas  
138Kassie McKnight College of Arts and Letters - Missouri State University, Springfield, Missourizenith zenith  
139Hayden Mildward St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouriprosaic prosaic  
140Gokul Venkatachalam St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MissouriOlympian Olympian  
141Ti'el Lochridge Lee Newspapers of Montana, Billings, Montanailluminati illuminati  
142Brooke Biby Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraskaprotagonist protagonist  
143Daniel Taylor Greenspun Media Group, Las Vegas, Nevadaclementine clementine  
144Arushi Kalpande New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshiretopography topography  
145Sheikh Mahmud South Jersey Spelling Bee Collaborative, Galloway, New Jerseycravat cravat  
146Linda Kalna Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack, New Jerseyissei issei  
147Sean Manuel Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City, New Jerseyleotard leotard  
148Darius Bermudez Tri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague, New Jerseyjuggernaut  E
149Frank Grabowski Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune , Neptune, New Jerseythesaurus thesaurus  
150Anish Kumar The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexicoaffinity affinity  
151Lydia Loverin Times Union, Albany, New Yorkprecocious precocious  
152Michael Sobol The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New Yorkmagnolia magnolia  
153Jairam Hathwar Corning Rotary Club, Corning, New Yorkharpsichord harpsichord  
154Gavin Buehler Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, New Yorkcontiguous contiguous  
155Maggy Lambo The Leader-Herald, Gloversville, New Yorkfurlong furlong  
156Sahil Sangwan Hofstra University, Hempstead, New Yorkpersimmon persimmon  
157Shashwat Patel Times Herald-Record, Middletown, New Yorkbabushka babushka  
158Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar Daily News, New York, New Yorkexcise excise  
159Srinath Mahankali Daily News, New York, New Yorkhypothesis hypothesis  
160Monica "Mollie" Dugan The Daily Star, Oneonta, New Yorkamicable amicable  
161Sydney DeLapp The Palladium-Times, Oswego, New Yorkcruller cruller  
162Grant Decker Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, New Yorkwikiwiki wikiwiki  
163Stephen Ponzer The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New Yorkdiorama diorama  
164Dylan O'Connor Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New Yorkanvil anvil  
165Harshita Shet Theodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains, New YorkPermian Permian  
166Michael Steed Times-News, Burlington, North Carolinasyntax syntax  
167Akshra Paimagam The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolinacamphor camphor  
168Abigail Pittman The Clayton News-Star, Clayton, North Carolinajovial jovial  
169Bettie Closs Duke University's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Durham, North Carolinapatina patina  
170Ashrita Vadlapatla The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolinasatori satori  
171Kayleigh Guffey The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolinaaltruism altruism  
172Andrew Bowen Harnett County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Lillington, North Carolinastollen stollen  
173Rohan Sachdev PAGE of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolinakasha kasha  
174Hannah Gerlach Delta Center for Life Development, Inc., Rocky Mount, North Carolinawiseacre wiseacre  
175Emily Garcia PAGE of Lee County, Sanford, North Carolinapraline praline  
176Rexen Venevongsoth The Shelby Star, Shelby, North Carolinaluau luau  
177Lily Spalding Washington Daily News, Washington, North Carolinaentourage entourage  
178Olivia Pedigo The Wilson Times, Wilson, North Carolinaagnostic agnostic  
179Allison Brower Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolinaeureka eureka  
180Madeline Rickert North Dakota Association of County Superintendents, Bismarck, North Dakotaubiquitous ubiquitous  
181Owen Kovalik Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohioaccommodate accommodate  
182Dray Remy Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens, Ohioerudite erudite  
183Lipika Narisetti Ohio University Libraries , Athens, Ohiotortoni tortoni  
184Shiv Dewan The Repository, Canton, Ohiopentathlon pentathlon  
185Manu Nair WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohioeclectic eclectic  
186Abhilash Yarlagadda WCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohiocredible credible  
187Andrew France Northeast Ohio Media Group, Cleveland, Ohiomohair mohair  
188Mary Jo Johnson Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohioindigenous indigenous  
189Emma Jankowski Educational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange, Ohiotrajectory trajectory  
190Joshua Mason Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohioanimosity animosity  
191Alotus Wei The Lima News, Lima, Ohioergonomic ergonomic  
192Marilyn Santo The Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohiomercurial mercurial  
193Sadie McFarland The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohiohibachi hibachi  
194Vince Hoppel Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem, Ohiocurriculum curriculum  
195Jasmine Black The Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohiogregarious gregarious  
196Phoebe Jackson The Blade, Toledo, Ohioabdicate abdicate  
197Marie Wallie The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohiothreshold threshold  
198Melina Gabele The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohioflamenco flamenco  
199Annabelle Day The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohioamnesia amnesia  
200Cole Shafer-Ray The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahomarhetoric rhetoric  
201Muhammad Haris KJRH-TV, Tulsa, Oklahomacossack cossack  
202Natalie Cha Portland Tribune, Portland, Oregonautopsy autopsy  
203Aidan Graham The Chester Spirit, Chester, Pennsylvaniahowitzer howitzer  
204Aakash Narayan Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pennsylvaniaoregano oregano  
205John Grifone The Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvaniaantibiotic antibiotic  
206Eugene Lee WITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniaangst angst  
207William Yaeger LNP Always Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniaphenomenon phenomenon  
208Bill Jerdan Pennridge Community Education Foundation, Perkasie, Pennsylvaniaknish knish  
209Tiphanie Chang The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniaadamant adamant  
210Atharv Bhave Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaroughhewn roughhewn  
211Nevaeh Lopez The Republican Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvaniaperiphery periphery  
212Hilary Good Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvaniaodori odori  
213Brandi Naprava Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamelancholy melancholy  
214Alexandra Harper Commonwealth-Parkville School, San Juan, Puerto Ricogulag gulag  
215Christopher Relyea The Valley Breeze, Cumberland, Rhode Islandmanicure manicure  
216Meagan White The Allendale Sun, Allendale, South Carolinacontrapuntal contrapuntal  
217Emily Ladines Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolinabellicose bellicose  
218Razeen Basunia The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolinascenario scenario  
219Rebecca Liu Pee Dee Education Center, Florence, South Carolinahomogeneous homogeneous  
220Gracie Benton The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolinabarrage barrage  
221Kalika Bridwell Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolinaepiphany epiphany  
222Owen Dudley University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakotalinden linden  
223Suin Jung Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreamahatma mahatma  
224Seungtaek Oh Yoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreaprotocol protocol  
225Jerilyn Challenger Crossings Nashville Action Partnership, Antioch, Tennesseeobsequious obsequious  
226Audrey Frische Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennesseestrudel strudel  
227Annalise Wade The Jackson Sun and Union University, Jackson, Tennesseemystique mystique  
228Caitlyn Marentette Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennesseeformidable formidable  
229Bates Bennett The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseebowery bowery  
230Cady Baltz The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseeretrospective retrospective  
231Jack Miller Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texasvigilante vigilante  
232Olivia Chen Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texaselixir elixir  
233Kaelin Bunting Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texasdiagnosis diagnosis  
234Smrithi Upadhyayula The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TexasFlemish Flemish  
235Liam Nyikos El Paso Times, El Paso, Texaschronology chronology  
236Michelle Yakubek Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texasnirvana nirvana  
237Shobha Dasari Houston Public Media, Houston, Texasapostrophe apostrophe  
238Siddharth Krishnakumar Houston Public Media, Houston, Texastsunami tsunami  
239Kiran Malik Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texaschinchilla chinchilla  
240Grant Taylor Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texaswanton wanton  
241Tristan Salinas Rio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen, Texasmahimahi mahimahi  
242Anna-Duyen Ngo Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texasfilibuster filibuster  
243Evan Haley Odessa American, Odessa, Texasspherical spherical  
244Kasey Torres San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texasantipasto antipasto  
245Catherine Raine Esparza San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texaspostmortem postmortem  
246Muriel Cotman Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texasmatinee matinee  
247Jacob Turner Rapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco, Texasmeticulous meticulous  
248Connor Mitchell Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texassimile simile  
249Makayla Todman The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islandshaiku haiku  
250Meimi Teeples Utah Valley University , Orem, Utahherbivore herbivore  
251Brody Dicks Park Record, Park City, Utahsouvenir souvenir  
252James Bryner Southeast Education Service Center, Price, Utahhassock hassock  
253Ariana Babbitt The City Journals and Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, Utahandrocentric androcentric  
254Lucinda Storz Rutland Herald/Barre Times-Argus, Rutland, Vermontpangolin pangolin  
255Samuel Pereles The News-Virginian and The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginiagardenia gardenia  
256Caleb Adams Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville, Virginiacroquet croquet  
257Jessie Ditton The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginiaazimuth azimuth  
258Mary Elizabeth Vaughan Rockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg, Virginiaambivalent ambivalent  
259Shiv Lamba Leesburg Today, Leesburg, Virginiahacienda hacienda  
260Eujine Kim The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginiamatriarch matriarch  
261Ankita Vadiala Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginiageta geta  
262Eliza Willett The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginiageothermal geothermal  
263Trisha Balakrishnan Fairfax County Times, Reston, Virginiaingenious ingenious  
264Tejas Muthusamy Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginiacredenza credenza  
265Kyoko Leaman The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginiatemporal temporal  
266Ethan Stinson Tazewell County Fair Association, Tazewell, Virginiapurga purga  
267Carson Brown Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg, Virginiaconsensus consensus  
268Edwin Estep Boys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginiamayonnaise mayonnaise  
269Julia McCoy Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washingtoncaribou caribou  
270Ayush Noori Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washingtonpolymer polymer  
271Ashley Blakemore North Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee, Washingtonbanzai banzai  
272Varun Kukkillaya Charleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginiaparfait parfait  
273Andrew Gould The Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginiaendemic endemic  
274Marleah Knights The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginiacastanets castanets  
275Lillian Bischof The Catholic Spirit, Wheeling, West Virginiaautobahn autobahn  
276Meghna Datta Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsinanalysis analysis  
277Ashwin Sankrithi Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsindyslexia dyslexia  
278Martius Bautista Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsinomnipotent omnipotent  
279JoJo Widi Wyoming Community Foundation, Laramie, Wyomingpercolate percolate  
280Anika Malayappan Broadview Middle School, Danbury, Connecticutchary chary  
281Aahil Nishad Stadley Rough Elementary School, Danbury, Connecticutmahal mahal  
282Arjun Jagjivan Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford, Connecticutregime regime  
283Allyson Scribner Plaza Middle School, Kansas City, Missourimacron macron  
284Katharine Wang The Peck School, Morristown, New Jerseysynopsis synopsis  
285Sravanth Malla Haverstraw Elementary School, Haverstraw, New Yorkmiso miso