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Sarah Thompson, 12

Salem News, East Liverpool Review and The Morning Journal
Salem, Ohio
Sarah finished in 111th place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 anhinga
anhinga
2 Where would you find a pharynx?
in a legendary myth
Correct answer: between the mouth and the esophagus

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

clairsentience

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

Clairsentience, schedule, and lacustrine.