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Oakdale School Star Speller Out Of National Spelling Bee

Post your congrats to Lily Wang!

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.

harriet cohen May 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Great job be very proud of yourself
Lynn Hancock May 31, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Montville should be very proud. But one question. Why does the sign around her neck identify her as being from Norwich, not Montville?
bonita L. brown May 31, 2012 at 06:41 PM
congratulations beautiful Lily. Keep up the fantastic work your doing. Sincerely Bonita Brown
Ellyn Moran Santiago May 31, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Lily Wang is your typical ‘tween: She loves to read, especially Greek mythology; she is mad about math and can often be found doing equations after school; she adores classical music, especially Bach and just like most kids her age, she spends Saturday’s in study. Okay, well she’s not typical. And thank goodness! Lily Wang is an inspired and inspiring 10-year-old 5th grader at Oakdale Elementary School who made it all the way to Round 3 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday! Her principal, teachers and classmates were all cheering her on and having “good thoughts” throughout the process. And we’re sure she’ll be welcomed home with open arms, smiles and cheers for a job well done. Congratulations, Lily! You make us all proud!

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