Summary of Round 2

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No.Speller's NameSpeller's SponsorCorrect SpellingSpelling GivenError
1Victor SuttonAdventure Travel, Birmingham, Alabamaetymology etymology  
2Bryce TassoAlaska Dispatch News, Anchorage, Alaskasayonara sayonara  
3Bethany DoudnaDaily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaskapinafore pinafore  
4Debrinna-Meggie Alaia Su'aSamoa News, Pago Pago, American Samoadoctrinaire doctrinaire  
5Marcus BehlingArizona Educational Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizonarenegade renegade  
6Kelvin WinneyNavajo Times Publishing Company, Window Rock, Arizonamalihini mallanhie E
7Jackson ParkerArkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansassputnik sputnik  
8Charles Hamilton Jr.The Nassau Guardian, Nassau, The Bahamasumlaut umlaut  
9Eesha SohailKERO 23 ABC, Bakersfield, Californiasalmonella salmonella  
10Labiba SardarVentura County Star, Camarillo, Californiabenefactor benefactor  
11Nicholas LeeQuest Literacy Consortium, Inc., Diamond Bar, Californiamarzipan marzipan  
12Jillian FusiImperial Valley Press, El Centro, Californiaegalitarian egalitarian  
13Cooper KomatsuLos Angeles Spelling Bee Collaborative, Los Angeles, Californiaamarillo amarillo  
14Emily AlldrinRecord Searchlight, Redding, Californiahedonism hedonism  
15Jenna-May IngalThe Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Californiabarabara barabara  
16Snehaa Ganesh KumarThe Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Californiapicaresque picaresque  
17Sophia HanTianjin Nankai Middle School, Tianjin, Chinanotochord notochord  
18Colleen UngSan Bernardino Spelling Bee Collaborative, San Bernardino, Californiapumpernickel pumpernickel  
19Oona FloodU-T San Diego, San Diego, Californiageoponics geoponics  
20Meera SureshKPIX-TV & KCBS Radio AM & FM, San Francisco, Californiasevruga sevruga  
21Sarika RauThe Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Californiatriumvirate triumvirate  
22Kaylee KimDaily Press, Victorville, Californialibretto libretto  
23Sameera HussainVisalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, Californiaroodebok roodebok  
24Timothy YueContra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Californiatoboggan toboggan  
25Rehana LalaniBig Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canadaanomaly anomaly  
26Thomas DuckThe Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadaempanada empanada  
27Greta WarnerThe Telegram, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadafeldspar feldspar  
28Cameron KeithBarnes & Noble, Boulder, ColoradoKabuki Kabuki  
29Sylvie LamontagneThe Denver Post, Denver, Coloradotopeng topeng  
30Keo PanganDelaware Spelling Bee Collaborative, Wilmington, Delawareisinglass isinglass  
31Julia WeinrodThe Washington Informer, Washington, District of Columbiamaladroit maladroit  
32Ryan RayosEuropean PTA, Defense and State Department Schools, Europeampere ampere  
33Bryce HarrellPolk County School District Collaborative, Bartow, Floridalederhosen lederhosen  
34Jeffery ThompsonThe Daily News , Bonita Springs, Floridamusicale musicale  
35Vaishnavi SurenThe Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Floridaphilanthropy philanthropy  
36Trishala KumarThe Miami Herald, Miami, Floridaklompen klompen  
37Jack Benveniste-PlittThe Miami Herald, Miami, Floridaherpetology herpetology  
38Jonathon SchaferNaples Daily News , Naples, FloridaPanglossian panglosian E
39Siyona MishraOrlando Sentinel Communications, Orlando, Floridamegalopolis megalopolis  
40Rafael CaballeroTampa Bay Spelling Bee Collaborative, St. Petersburg, Floridaoratorio oratorio  
41Jeremy OrtmannTreasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Floridasynergy synergy  
42Farzan ShijuTallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Floridaalbatross albatross  
43Tyler BerndtKiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Floridaneologism neologism  
44Charles LiThe Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgiawanderlust wanderlust  
45Monisha MahadevanGeorgia Association of Educators, Tucker, Georgianightingale nightingale  
46Vishal ThakwaniYoung Educators Foundation, Accra, Ghanaperiscope periscope  
47Justine CalayoPacific Daily News, Hagåtña, Guamsukiyaki sukiyaki  
48Nick SarjiKama'aina Kids, Kailua, Hawaiixylophone xylophone  
49Kendall FosterCoeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, Idahovendetta vendetta  
50McKenna NolandLewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idahocatkin catkin  
51Jaren RoseTimes-News, Twin Falls, Idahobuccaneer buccaneer  
52Summit KumarCommonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisflotilla flotilla  
53Bernadette MiaoCommonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisparadox paradox  
54Christopher ChangCommonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinoisbeleaguer beleaguer  
55Gerardo AmaroChicago Public Schools, Chicago, IllinoisArgentine Argentine  
56Zander PatentChicago Spelling Bee Collaborative, Chicago, Illinoiszinnia zinnia  
57Mareike WesternNorthwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinoismaraca maraca  
58Lauryn PughMacon-Piatt Regional Office of Education, Decatur, Illinoisyamen yamen  
59Nolan BungerDaily Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinoishydraulic hydraulic  
60Rebekah ZeiglerSauk Valley Media, Dixon, Illinoisbureaucracy bureaucracy  
61Brennon CavanaghCarroll/JoDaviess/Stephenson Regional Office of Education, Freeport, Illinoisfidelity fidelity  
62Aniket NuthalapatiLake County Regional Office of Education, Grayslake, Illinoiscamouflage camouflage  
63Eric ErrampalliThe Daily Journal, Kankakee, Illinoissamaritan samaritan  
64Katrina La MadridBoone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education, Loves Park, Illinoistantalize tantalize  
65Uma KasichainulaThe Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Moline, Illinoisflamboyant flamboyant  
66Aditya NadkarniGrundy/Kendall County Regional Office of Education, Morris, Illinoisazure azure  
67Benjamin HollisPeoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinoismizzle mizzle  
68Tejas ShyamsundarKane County Chronicle, Saint Charles, Illinoisalderman alderman  
69Dylan HembroughThe State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinoisllama llama  
70Meagan MooreThe Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinoiskudzu kudzu  
71Nicholas BitarThe Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Indiananemesis nemesis  
72Chloee RobisonIndiana University, Bloomington, Indianainferno inferno  
73Ashwin PrasadWilliams Comfort Air, Carmel, Indianacedilla cedilla  
74Reese PerryEvansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indiananebbish nebbish  
75Lora KuhaneckThe Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indianakitsch kich E
76Cy OrentlicherIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis , Indianapolis, Indianavulcanize vulcanize  
77Joseph BatisIvy Tech Community College, Kokomo, Indianapaprika paprika  
78Mohamed BouftasAdministrator Assistance, Brookston, Indianabarrio barrio  
79Jenna KingIndiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indianamirage mirage  
80Munthira RajuThe Star Press, Muncie, Indianadungaree dungaree  
81Matthew RossOrange County Publishing Co. Inc., Paoli, Indianaplateau plateau  
82Olivia HajicekSouth Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indianasaffron saffron  
83Katie CollinsThe Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indianaperfidy perfidy  
84Julia OostemaKankakee Valley REMC, Wanatah, Indianahygiene hygiene  
85Zander ReedIowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication, Ames, Iowaalleviate eleviate E
86Bryan KeckTelegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowaomnivorous omnivorous  
87Sara-Beth McPhersonJamaica Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaicapetunia petunia  
88Sean FogertyThe Japan Times, Tokyo, Japanconfetti confetti  
89Kushala MadduruHays Daily News, Hays, Kansasquinine quinine  
90Vanya ShivashankarThe Olathe News, Olathe, Kansaspistachio pistachio  
91Ella RosenkranzThe Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansassamurai samurai  
92Paul KeatonScripps Howard First Amendment Center, Lexington, Kentuckypolygon polygon  
93Tara SinghWHAS-TV, Louisville, Kentuckyregatta regatta  
94Abhirami JeyaseelanLouisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Hammond, Louisianasubterfuge subterfuge  
95Megan LavergneKiwanis Club of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisianadaffodil daffodil  
96Naysa ModiThe News-Star, Monroe, Louisianacapitulation capitulation  
97Tien NguyenThe Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisianaeulogy eulogy  
98Rosie ShultzAlliance For Education, Shreveport, Louisianafennel fennel  
99Neil St. JohnHusson University, Bangor, Mainehomonym homonym  
100Bryce MoralesPortland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, Mainemuumuu muumuu  
101William RogersAnne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Marylandorthodox orthodox  
102Andrew LazenbyLearn It Systems, Baltimore, Marylandkoan koan  
103Raffae ChowdhuryThe Meakem Group, Bethesda, Marylandaggregate aggregate  
104Lauren SmithHoward County Library, Columbia, Marylandborax borax  
105Selomi DayapremaFrederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Marylandkishke kishke  
106Jan LomahanThe Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Marylandcockatoo cockatoo  
107Tamya MatthewsThe Gazette & The Star, Laurel, Marylanddiesel diesel  
108Mark BeaulieuThe Enterprise, Lexington Park, Marylandchagrin chagrin  
109Selena AntoshThe Recorder, Prince Frederick, Marylandtyphoon typhoon  
110Gia Lauren BautistaUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Marylandpiccolo piccolo  
111Craig StormMaryland Independent, Waldorf, Marylandmonotonous monotonous  
112Christy JestinBoston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston, Massachusettsprerogative prerogative  
113Lela FestaSentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Massachusettsgazelle gazelle  
114Mitchell RobsonThe Daily Item, Lynn, Massachusettsimplement implement  
115Spencer PogueThe Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusettsguilder  E
116Neil BrahmbhattWXYZ Channel 7, Detroit, Michigancynical cynical  
117Lily MearsKent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Michiganigneous igneous  
118Zander WormUpper Peninsula Spelling Bee Collaborative, Iron Mountain, Michiganbayou bayou  
119Srinithi KanakamThe Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michiganlithe lithe  
120John CiurlaThe County Press, Lapeer, Michigancommensurate commensurate  
121Hailey HogensonLudington Daily News, Ludington, Michiganamphibious amphibious  
122Nathaniel BrittonThe Macomb Daily, Macomb, Michiganincorruptible incorruptible  
123Neha MiddelaThe Oakland Press, Pontiac, Michiganterrapin terrapin  
124Delaney KnollSaginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigandidactic didactic  
125Brandon KirkendallThe Herald Palladium, St. Joseph, Michigantariff tariff  
126Sophia ThompsonTraverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigancobalt cobalt  
127Cade KlimekLakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, Minnesotamalaria malaria  
128Maxwell MeyerAugsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesotaoolong oolong  
129Briana JosephSouth Central Service Cooperative, North Mankato, Minnesotapacifism pacifism  
130Christine FarnbergSoutheast Service Cooperative , Rochester, Minnesotakuruma kuruma  
131Ammy LinNational Joint Powers Alliance, Staples, Minnesotaaristocracy aristocracy  
132Dev Jaiswal Mississippi Association of Educators, Jackson, Mississippibravura bravura  
133Junah JangColumbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missourifoliate foliate  
134Sophia HoffmanJackson-Clay County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Kansas City, Missourimagnanimous magnanimous  
135Joel MilesRaymore-Peculiar School District, Peculiar, Missourihenna henna  
136River BlountThree Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MissouriCapricorn Capricorn  
137Christine SturgillSedalia Spelling Bee Collaborative, Sedalia, Missouripampas pampas  
138Kassie McKnightCollege of Arts and Letters - Missouri State University, Springfield, Missourizenith zenith  
139Hayden MildwardSt. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouriprosaic prosaic  
140Gokul VenkatachalamSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MissouriOlympian Olympian  
141Ti'el LochridgeLee Newspapers of Montana, Billings, Montanailluminati illuminati  
142Brooke BibyOmaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraskaprotagonist protagonist  
143Daniel TaylorGreenspun Media Group, Las Vegas, Nevadaclementine clementine  
144Arushi KalpandeNew Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshiretopography topography  
145Sheikh MahmudSouth Jersey Spelling Bee Collaborative, Galloway, New Jerseycravat cravat  
146Linda KalnaBergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack, New Jerseyissei issei  
147Sean ManuelHudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Jersey City, New Jerseyleotard leotard  
148Darius BermudezTri-State Spelling Bee Committee, Montague, New Jerseyjuggernaut  E
149Frank GrabowskiAsbury Park Press/Home News Tribune , Neptune, New Jerseythesaurus thesaurus  
150Anish KumarThe Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexicoaffinity affinity  
151Lydia LoverinTimes Union, Albany, New Yorkprecocious precocious  
152Michael SobolThe Buffalo News, Buffalo, New Yorkmagnolia magnolia  
153Jairam HathwarCorning Rotary Club, Corning, New Yorkharpsichord harpsichord  
154Gavin BuehlerFinger Lakes Times, Geneva, New Yorkcontiguous contiguous  
155Maggy LamboThe Leader-Herald, Gloversville, New Yorkfurlong furlong  
156Sahil SangwanHofstra University, Hempstead, New Yorkpersimmon persimmon  
157Shashwat PatelTimes Herald-Record, Middletown, New Yorkbabushka babushka  
158Sai Vishudhi ChandrasekharDaily News, New York, New Yorkexcise excise  
159Srinath MahankaliDaily News, New York, New Yorkhypothesis hypothesis  
160Monica "Mollie" DuganThe Daily Star, Oneonta, New Yorkamicable amicable  
161Sydney DeLappThe Palladium-Times, Oswego, New Yorkcruller cruller  
162Grant DeckerPress-Republican, Plattsburgh, New Yorkwikiwiki wikiwiki  
163Stephen PonzerThe Post-Standard, Syracuse, New Yorkdiorama diorama  
164Dylan O'ConnorWatertown Daily Times, Watertown, New Yorkanvil anvil  
165Harshita ShetTheodore D. Young Community Center, White Plains, New YorkPermian Permian  
166Michael SteedTimes-News, Burlington, North Carolinasyntax syntax  
167Akshra PaimagamThe Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolinacamphor camphor  
168Abigail PittmanThe Clayton News-Star, Clayton, North Carolinajovial jovial  
169Bettie ClossDuke University's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Durham, North Carolinapatina patina  
170Ashrita VadlapatlaThe Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolinasatori satori  
171Kayleigh GuffeyThe Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolinaaltruism altruism  
172Andrew BowenHarnett County Spelling Bee Collaborative, Lillington, North Carolinastollen stollen  
173Rohan SachdevPAGE of Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolinakasha kasha  
174Hannah GerlachDelta Center for Life Development, Inc., Rocky Mount, North Carolinawiseacre wiseacre  
175Emily GarciaPAGE of Lee County, Sanford, North Carolinapraline praline  
176Rexen VenevongsothThe Shelby Star, Shelby, North Carolinaluau luau  
177Lily SpaldingWashington Daily News, Washington, North Carolinaentourage entourage  
178Olivia PedigoThe Wilson Times, Wilson, North Carolinaagnostic agnostic  
179Allison BrowerWinston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolinaeureka eureka  
180Madeline RickertNorth Dakota Association of County Superintendents, Bismarck, North Dakotaubiquitous ubiquitous  
181Owen KovalikAkron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohioaccommodate accommodate  
182Dray RemyOhio University's Scripps College of Communication, Athens, Ohioerudite erudite  
183Lipika NarisettiOhio University Libraries , Athens, Ohiotortoni tortoni  
184Shiv DewanThe Repository, Canton, Ohiopentathlon pentathlon  
185Manu NairWCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohioeclectic eclectic  
186Abhilash YarlagaddaWCPO 9 On Your Side, Cincinnati, Ohiocredible credible  
187Andrew FranceNortheast Ohio Media Group, Cleveland, Ohiomohair mohair  
188Mary Jo JohnsonDayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohioindigenous indigenous  
189Emma JankowskiEducational Service Center of Lorain County, LaGrange, Ohiotrajectory trajectory  
190Joshua MasonLancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohioanimosity animosity  
191Alotus WeiThe Lima News, Lima, Ohioergonomic ergonomic  
192Marilyn SantoThe Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohiomercurial mercurial  
193Sadie McFarlandThe Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohiohibachi hibachi  
194Vince HoppelSalem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal, Salem, Ohiocurriculum curriculum  
195Jasmine BlackThe Herald-Star, Steubenville, Ohiogregarious gregarious  
196Phoebe JacksonThe Blade, Toledo, Ohioabdicate abdicate  
197Marie WallieThe Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohiothreshold threshold  
198Melina GabeleThe News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohioflamenco flamenco  
199Annabelle DayThe Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohioamnesia amnesia  
200Cole Shafer-RayThe Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahomarhetoric rhetoric  
201Muhammad HarisKJRH-TV, Tulsa, Oklahomacossack cossack  
202Natalie ChaPortland Tribune, Portland, Oregonautopsy autopsy  
203Aidan GrahamThe Chester Spirit, Chester, Pennsylvaniahowitzer howitzer  
204Aakash NarayanChester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pennsylvaniaoregano oregano  
205John GrifoneThe Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvaniaantibiotic antibiotic  
206Eugene LeeWITF: Public Media for Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniaangst angst  
207William YaegerLNP Always Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniaphenomenon phenomenon  
208Bill JerdanPennridge Community Education Foundation, Perkasie, Pennsylvaniaknish knish  
209Tiphanie ChangThe Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniaadamant adamant  
210Atharv BhavePittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaroughhewn roughhewn  
211Nevaeh LopezThe Republican Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvaniaperiphery periphery  
212Hilary GoodReading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvaniaodori odori  
213Brandi NapravaTimes Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamelancholy melancholy  
214Alexandra HarperCommonwealth-Parkville School, San Juan, Puerto Ricogulag gulag  
215Christopher RelyeaThe Valley Breeze, Cumberland, Rhode Islandmanicure manicure  
216Meagan WhiteThe Allendale Sun, Allendale, South Carolinacontrapuntal contrapuntal  
217Emily LadinesAnderson Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolinabellicose bellicose  
218Razeen BasuniaThe Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolinascenario scenario  
219Rebecca LiuPee Dee Education Center, Florence, South Carolinahomogeneous homogeneous  
220Gracie BentonThe Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolinabarrage barrage  
221Kalika BridwellHerald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolinaepiphany epiphany  
222Owen DudleyUniversity of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakotalinden linden  
223Suin JungYoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreamahatma mahatma  
224Seungtaek OhYoon's English School, Seoul, South Koreaprotocol protocol  
225Jerilyn ChallengerCrossings Nashville Action Partnership, Antioch, Tennesseeobsequious obsequious  
226Audrey FrischeChattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennesseestrudel strudel  
227Annalise WadeThe Jackson Sun and Union University, Jackson, Tennesseemystique mystique  
228Caitlyn MarentetteKnoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennesseeformidable formidable  
229Bates BennettThe Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseebowery bowery  
230Cady BaltzThe Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennesseeretrospective retrospective  
231Jack MillerAbilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texasvigilante vigilante  
232Olivia ChenAmarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, Texaselixir elixir  
233Kaelin BuntingCorpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texasdiagnosis diagnosis  
234Smrithi UpadhyayulaThe Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TexasFlemish Flemish  
235Liam NyikosEl Paso Times, El Paso, Texaschronology chronology  
236Michelle YakubekTexas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texasnirvana nirvana  
237Shobha DasariHouston Public Media, Houston, Texasapostrophe apostrophe  
238Siddharth KrishnakumarHouston Public Media, Houston, Texastsunami tsunami  
239Kiran MalikLaredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texaschinchilla chinchilla  
240Grant TaylorLubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Texaswanton wanton  
241Tristan SalinasRio Grande Valley AIM Media Texas, McAllen, Texasmahimahi mahimahi  
242Anna-Duyen NgoMidland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texasfilibuster filibuster  
243Evan HaleyOdessa American, Odessa, Texasspherical spherical  
244Kasey TorresSan Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texasantipasto antipasto  
245Catherine Raine EsparzaSan Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texaspostmortem postmortem  
246Muriel CotmanVictoria Advocate, Victoria, Texasmatinee matinee  
247Jacob TurnerRapoport Holdings, LLC, Waco, Texasmeticulous meticulous  
248Connor MitchellTimes Record News, Wichita Falls, Texassimile simile  
249Makayla TodmanThe Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islandshaiku haiku  
250Meimi TeeplesUtah Valley University , Orem, Utahherbivore herbivore  
251Brody DicksPark Record, Park City, Utahsouvenir souvenir  
252James BrynerSoutheast Education Service Center, Price, Utahhassock hassock  
253Ariana BabbittThe City Journals and Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, Utahandrocentric androcentric  
254Lucinda StorzRutland Herald/Barre Times-Argus, Rutland, Vermontpangolin pangolin  
255Samuel PerelesThe News-Virginian and The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginiagardenia gardenia  
256Caleb AdamsBig Brothers and Big Sisters, Danville, Virginiacroquet croquet  
257Jessie DittonThe Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginiaazimuth azimuth  
258Mary Elizabeth VaughanRockingham District Ruritans, Harrisonburg, Virginiaambivalent ambivalent  
259Shiv LambaLeesburg Today, Leesburg, Virginiahacienda hacienda  
260Eujine KimThe News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginiamatriarch matriarch  
261Ankita VadialaPrince William Today, Manassas, Virginiageta geta  
262Eliza WillettThe Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginiageothermal geothermal  
263Trisha BalakrishnanFairfax County Times, Reston, Virginiaingenious ingenious  
264Tejas MuthusamyRichmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginiacredenza credenza  
265Kyoko LeamanThe Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginiatemporal temporal  
266Ethan StinsonTazewell County Fair Association, Tazewell, Virginiapurga purga  
267Carson BrownAdult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg, Virginiaconsensus consensus  
268Edwin EstepBoys & Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginiamayonnaise mayonnaise  
269Julia McCoySkagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washingtoncaribou caribou  
270Ayush NooriTown Hall Seattle, Seattle, Washingtonpolymer polymer  
271Ashley BlakemoreNorth Central Washington Collaborative Spelling Bee, Wenatchee, Washingtonbanzai banzai  
272Varun KukkillayaCharleston Gazette-Mail, Charleston, West Virginiaparfait parfait  
273Andrew GouldThe Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginiaendemic endemic  
274Marleah KnightsThe Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginiacastanets castanets  
275Lillian BischofThe Catholic Spirit, Wheeling, West Virginiaautobahn autobahn  
276Meghna DattaWisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsinanalysis analysis  
277Ashwin SankrithiWisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsindyslexia dyslexia  
278Martius BautistaWisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsinomnipotent omnipotent  
279JoJo WidiWyoming Community Foundation, Laramie, Wyomingpercolate percolate  
280Anika MalayappanBroadview Middle School, Danbury, Connecticutchary chary  
281Aahil NishadStadley Rough Elementary School, Danbury, Connecticutmahal mahal  
282Arjun JagjivanSedgwick Middle School, West Hartford, Connecticutregime regime  
283Allyson ScribnerPlaza Middle School, Kansas City, Missourimacron macron  
284Katharine WangThe Peck School, Morristown, New Jerseysynopsis synopsis  
285Sravanth MallaHaverstraw Elementary School, Haverstraw, New Yorkmiso miso