The Scripps National Spelling Bee had their youngest competitor in history, a six-years-old, misspell a word she knew how to spell. She says during the Nation Spelling Bee she became to tired and overloaded with stress to properly concentrate.
The youngest Spelling Bee competitor, Anne Madison from Virginia, miss spelled “ingluvies” incorrectly during Wednesday’s prelims. If she had spelled it correctly, she would have earned a qualifying score. She was shy by only four points.
She said her nearly two-hour wait to spell “seemed like two millennia.”
The first National Spelling Bee originated in 1925 organized by The Courier-Journal in Louisville.
The winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee receives $30,000 dollars in cash an engraved trophy, a reference library from Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 savings bond, a Nook eReader and a lifetime subscription to the online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is currently in its 85th year.