Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York has won the Scripps National Spelling bee.
CLEVELAND - From dermotactile to stratification, four local competitors mustered up the right spellings in round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Round two is part of the preliminaries of the bee. Spellers will remain on stage and receive another word in round three, which begins at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
First up among the northeast Ohioans was a returning speller, 13-year-old Sunny Levine, an eighth grader from Medina. Levine correctly spelled "dermotactile" and "mistassin."
The others spelled the following words correctly:
Speller 187, 12-year-old Nathan Dugan, of Canton: Round two: cantankerous. Round three: schottische
Speller 201, 12-year-old Vishnu Nistala, of Mentor: Round two: stratification. Round three: blitzkrieg
Veto Lopez, 13, of Elyria, spelled his word, "blasé," incorrectly. He also spelled "philhellenism" incorrectly in round three. Isabella Nilsson, of Shaker Heights, spelled "fusillade" correctly in round two, but misspelled "jamrosade" in round three. A misspelling in rounds two and three do not mean elimination, but it is next to impossible to move on without spelling both words correctly.
Semifinalists will be determined based on the two preliminary rounds and the round one computer spelling test.
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Spellers began to be eliminated Wednesday in onstage rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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