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Akshita Balaji, 14

Fairfax County Council PTA
Merrifield, Virginia
Akshita finished in 21st place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 senecio
senecio
2 Something described as extant is:
currently in existence
3 antonomasia
antonomasia
4 anorthopia
anorthopia
5 What is pique?
offense taken by one slighted or disdained
6 chapeau
chapeau
7 foveiform
foveaform

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

Neurility

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

Nietzschean, maltese, handwrought, pallium