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Misspellings, Mapped: America The How-Do-You-Spell-Beautiful?

Lily Tugbah emerged victor at the 10th edition final of The Spelling Bee Ghana in February this year and she will be the only contestant from Africa taking part in the 90th edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. They share news about the words used in regional bees and pay close attention to parts of the country that are known to be competitive, like Florida, California, New York and Texas. Four states-Washington, Alabama, Maine and Michigan-looked up the spelling of pneumonia most often, according to the Google Trends map. In an interview last week, Una said she felt as if she "was going to have a heart attack" when standing on a stage to spell in front of 1,000 spectators and a national TV audience.

Roughly 11 million students from the United States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe competed in local bees beforehand.

"It might need a couple tweaks". She has lots of favorite foods, but she especially loves banana split blizzards from Dairy Queen.

"I studied about 25 percent harder, but it was really mostly luck", says Ben.

Dale won the LNP Spelling Bee in March to earn a spot at the 90th edition of the national bee. If there is a tie on the test, judges will declare co-champions.

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup
Deron Williams , who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland . The argument that you'll hear is that while James did indeed pass Jordan in postseason points, Jordan did it in fewer games.

All spellers take a written test of their word knowledge.

In the morning, Propper passed her first test in the oral competition, correctly spelling "capoeira", a noun that describes a Brazilian martial art influenced by dance and music.

Ostermann correctly spelled the word "interrelate" to represent Imperial County of Education at the annual event. "If it didn't happen, then I would say that next year I will improve more upon my vocabulary and then I would make it back", Shaheer said. The nerve-wracking exam goes a long way toward determining who will be among the 50 or so spellers to advance past Wednesday's preliminary rounds.

Meanwhile, Vermont has trouble with diarrhea - the word and, if you're Googling it that much, probably the ailment too. The announcement of finalists is expected to occur at 6 p.m.at the latest.

"If you think about it though, that's. wow", he said.

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