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May 30, 2013

Missing 't' eliminates local speller

Molly Youngs of Sidney was eliminated in the second round Wednesday morning at the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. 

She misspelled “apparatchik” by leaving out the “t.”

Youngs, 13, was Speller No. 164 at the national contest at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. She had qualified March 2 by winning The Daily Star 2013 Regional Spelling Bee in Goodrich Theater at the State University College at Oneonta, with the correct spelling of “cilantro.” 

Molly couldn’t be reached by Wednesday night. 

In Wednesday’s preliminary two rounds, 42 spellers were eliminated, leaving 239 spellers. Contestants’ onstage scores were combined with results from computer tests taken Tuesday to trim the field to 41 spellers to qualify for the semifinals today, according to the NSB website. The final contest will be at 8 tonight on ESPN and participants will vie for cash and other prizes.

Bee spellers range in age from 8 to 14 years old, according to the website, and this year’s contestant group is 52 percent girls and 48 percent boys. Mathematics is the subject most-often cited as a favorite.

This year, the National Spelling Bee welcomed 281 contestants from 50 U.S. states, the district of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea.

There were 22 contestants in the regional contest in Oneonta. Youngs, an eighth-grader at Sidney Central School, is the daughter of Josh and Sheri Youngs.

The regional spelling contest is sponsored by The Daily Star with the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Serivces, the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES and SUNY Oneonta.

The trip to Washington is being paid for by The Daily Star, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta Science Discovery Center, ACCO Brands, Chobani, Amphenol and Casella Waste Systems.

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