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Cool Things To Know About The US National Spelling Bee Finals

Cool Things To Know About The US National Spelling Bee Finals

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The 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee tournament Final is just around the corner. Here is some cool trivia about the event.   Youngest Ever participant This year’s finals will feature the youngest contestant ever. Edith Fuller is a 5-year-old from Oklahoma who beat more than 50 other children in Tulsa to advance to the finals. Annie Fuller, Edith’s mother, said family members learned Edith was gifted last summer when she spelled “restaurant” correctly on her first try. Edith breezed by spelling words like odori, colloquial and sevruga, according to Tulsa World. Her final word, jnana, means knowledge acquired through meditation, according to Merriam-Webster. For more details, see the following article in the Washington Post.   A Ratings Winner ESPN airs the f