Virginian 6-year-old Lori Anne Madison makes Spelling Bee historyJune 1st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Virginia, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lori Anne Madison, a six-year-old girl from Virginia has become the youngest person ever to take part in the Spelling Bee competition. She was one of the 278 contestant competitors who qualified for this year’s event.
During the competition, she spelled “diligible” and other complex words correctly. Nevertheless, she failed to reach the final. She was eliminated from the second round after her incorrect spelling of the word ‘ingluvies.’
She spelled it starting with an ‘e.’ Regardless of her elimination, other older contestants, most of which are twice her age, greeted and congratulated Lori Anne Madison. Lori Anne later declared that she was disappointed with the result, but that fatigue was the main cause why momentarily lost her concentration and misspelled the word.
She claimed to be overwhelmed with the media attention, but she wants to take part in next year’s Spelling Bee competition to try her luck again.
The winner of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, 14-year-old Snigdha Nadipati, who was awarded approximately $40,000: $30,000 in cash, a $5,000 scholarship, $2,600 in reference works from the Encyclopedia Britannica, a $2,500 savings bond, an online language course and a trophy.
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