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Christabel Thiel-Hadjilambrinos, 14

The Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Christabel finished in 31st place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 ad hominem
ad hominem
2 Freesia is:
a plant with fragrant flowers
3 Homeric
Homeric
4 cloture
cloture
5 To occlude something is to:
close or obstruct it
6 rhonchus
roncous

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

hellebore

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

bdelloid, randori, hyssop