189
6th
grade

Kirsten Santos, 11

Houston Public Media
Houston, Texas
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Kirsten finished in 5th place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 tamari
tamari
2 Something described as prehensile is:
adapted for grasping by wrapping around
3 effluve
effluve
4 eclose
eclose
5 takahe
takahe
6 What is parthenogenesis?
reproduction that does not involve fertilization
7 barranca
barranca
8 colane
colane
9 Another word for bastille is:
cradle
Correct answer: prison

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

Kata

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

subsequent, sacrosanct,constabulary,mange-tout, lu