This year, 11 million students competed in spelling bees that eventually fed into the 90th annual national bee in Washington, D.C., according to the competition's website.
Faith Baca of Aurora, an eighth-grader at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, successfully spelled "sempiternal", which means eternal and unchanging.
This year's competition has already made headlines in March because of the 5-year-old super speller Edith Fuller, who became the youngest contender ever at the nationals. But missed one in the second round, joining the nearly 250 students who didn't make the final group.
Her preliminary test gave her one-point more than was needed to be one of the 50 who advanced to the finals. She nailed transpicuous Wednesday in the third preliminary round.
"I'm sorry, did you misunderstand my request?" she said.
The preliminary round of the national event was on Tuesday.
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Grace Jones was one of the first to spell on Wednesday.
After the bee, Sylvia said she and her older sister Sophia came up with the idea for the question while they were studying.
Daniel Doudna, 13, of Fairbanks, Alaska, said it was "amazing" to be the third child in his family to attend the national Bee.
The home-schooled girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma, ended up getting eliminated from Thursday's finals due to her score on a written test. The victor will get cash and prizes totaling more than $43,000.
The number of national spelling bee contestants was whittled from 291 to 188 Wednesday, as 103 competitors were knocked out, misspelling words like "malfeasance", "wobbulator", "corrosive" and "onerous".
The finals began Thursday morning and continue with live coverage from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on ESPN. "But after that it was just a really cool experience to be able to be on the stage for after watching the Bee for so many years".