Quiz: How Well Would You Do In The National Spelling Bee?

Melodie Loya looks upward as she tries to spell a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill Maryland U.S

Padhy, who was speller No. 290 in this year's national contest, on Thursday correctly spelled Guayaquil, which is a port city in Ecuador along the Guayas River.

Aritra Banerjee of Rocky Hill spelled "asytrocyte" and Arin Bhandari of West Haven spelled "congratulatory" to advance.

On Wednesday night, bee officials used test scores to determine that 41 spellers would move on to the finals, to compete under the glaring lights of prime-time television.

How would you do in the competition?

Chillicothe's Nilla Rajan missed the word popliteal (of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint) in the fifth round after correctly spelling primavera (served with a mixture of fresh vegetables) in Thursday's initial onstage round.

The victor receives $42,500 in cash, plus other prizes.

In the end, the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee was between two Texans whose parents had come to the United States from India.

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Reagan Remmers of Missoula didn't make it to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. But she still made a bit of history.

Nemmani also continued a long-time trend by becoming the 14th champion or co-champion of South Asian descent the bee has had in 11 consecutive years. He correctly spelled "hypochondria" and "plangent" in Rounds 2 and 3.

The bee started with 512 spellers, who took a written exam and spelled a word on stage Tuesday, May 29. The wild cards pushed the total number of spellers in the bee to 515 - there had never been more than 300 in the past - and forced Scripps to add a third day of competition.

Simone, who tied for 189th place previous year, has drawn notice for her bee-themed attire. But they also take a preliminary multiple-choice vocabulary and spelling test.

"I'm going to put in more time studying for next year, and I know I have to study more out-of-the-box words", he said.

"He just really wanted to get it", he said.

During prime time on ESPN, she spelled arrhostia and gnomonics before missing her word. "I wouldn't say I expected it".

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