Hello everyone! Round 2 of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee commenced this morning. The round started with 291 spellers and ended with 259 spellers. A total of 32 spellers missed their words in this round and were eliminated from the competition. In Round 3, 71 spellers incorrectly spelled their words which left a total of 188 spellers in the competition.
In Round 2, I correctly spelled miniver, a white fur worn by medieval nobles and used chiefly for robes of state. In Round 3, I correctly spelled Guamanian, which means “of or related to the inhabitants of Guam.”
Up to fifty spellers with the highest scores through Round 3 move onto the Finals which occur tomorrow morning and end in the evening. I was ecstatic when my name was announced to be one of 40 Finalists!
Congratulations to all the other Finalists in the Bee and good luck!
You did all of us very proud, today. Not an easy task to belong to the 40! Best wishes for the rest of the competition on road to victory. You have the potential and you can do it!