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Kathleen Keesey, 13

Regional Office of Education #47
Sterling, Illinois
Kathleen finished in 16th place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 kugel
kugel
2 What is a topiary?
a shrub cut into a decorative shape
3 ponzu
ponzu
4 rotifer
rotifer
5 A laparotomy is a surgical procedure that involves:
the cutting of the abdominal wall
6 assessorial
assessorial
7 puissant
puissant
8 If something is argentous, it contains:
secret vocabulary
Correct answer: silver

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

effete

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

piety, asylum, biscotti