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Colette Giezentanner, 15

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis, Missouri
Colette finished in 21st place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 prestidigitation
prestidigitation
2 Something described as brusque is:
short and abrupt
3 Wordsworthian
Wordsworthian
4 blondine
blondine
5 What does Gorgonzola refer to?
a blue cheese made from cow's milk
6 fatidic
fatidic
7 phellem
phellum

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

gressorial

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

menticide, octonocular, auscultation, graticule