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Shriya Gangineni, 13

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota
Shriya finished in 111th place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 neophyte
neophyte
2 If something is described as laconic, it is:
widely recognized and well-established
Correct answer: spoken, written, or expressed briefly

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

politicking

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

paladin, tarantula, politicking, nuances