Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York has won the Scripps National Spelling bee.
WASHINGTON - A Medina girl and a Mentor boy were eliminated in Round Five of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.
They both heard the dreaded 'ding' of the head judge's bell.
Mentor 12-year-old Vishnu Nistala spelled araphorostic incorrectly
Sunny Levine, a 13-year-old from Medina, spelled polos incorrectly.
In Round Four, she was given the word bacitracin, defined as "an antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, used topically for skin and eye infections."
Levine knew her word and replied with "sweet."
Nistala fared well with his fourth round word, cataphract.
Nistala correctly spelled the word, meaning a "suit of armor for the whole body."
Levine and Nistala continue on in the semifinals, which are single elimination for a misspelling.
You can track the progress of the remaining spellers at http://www.newsnet5.com/spellingbee
Those that advance through the semifinals move on to primetime.
The bee's championship finals begin at 8 p.m. and can be viewed on ESPN.
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A Parma Heights student is among 42 spellers that advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday.
Spellers began to be eliminated Wednesday in onstage rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Track all of the spellers, including those from northeast Ohio, and continue checking for updates on the results.
This year 281 spellers will compete from the 50 U.S. states and surrounding territories in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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