She spelled diluent and tungsten correctly on Wednesday but it was not enough to move Lily Wang, , on to the semi-finals in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
After winning in school, . This assured her a spot at the national competition.
But everyone should be so proud of Lily, who did a great job!
The first round had students take a computerized spelling test with 50
words, of which only 25 would be scored. Then, in the two live rounds,
each speller had two chances to test their skills in front
of a crowd of 500 audience members. A correctly spelled word in this
round earned the contestants three points.
Each contestant could earn up to 31 points. Once the preliminary
rounds were over, spelling bee officials tallied and announced the
results to the nervous children.
The semifinalists competition begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.