While most of us often find ourselves rephrasing sentences because we don’t know how to spell one of the words, here’s a kid with a future. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a mecca for the best and linguistically brightest to meet and compete.
This year will feature the youngest contestant ever to qualify for the nationally televised event, a five year old named Edith.
En route to her regional championship, Edith Fuller dispatched 50 other kids Oral Roberts Global Learning Center. When asked how she felt following her historic victory, Fuller said she “felt thankful.”
Fuller was hitting watermelons either. At various points through the contest, she was asked to spell “colloquial, odori and sevruga.”
The word that won her the competition was jnana.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held on May 28th. While her age might make her something of a novelty to viewers on television and the audience, her performance at her regional competition proved she can hold her own.