Thursday, May 28, 2009

National Spelling Bee 2009: Round 5 Massacre!

Sigh. Tough times. Once again, the Canadians didn't make it past Round 5.

I am, however, hopeful for the Florida delegation.

UPDATE Flashback to last year's Round 5

Serena Laine-Lobsinger kept this a contest and extended the Florida delegation's stay with the fabulous hircocervus.

UPDATE Kennyi "Mr. Joviality" Aouad found the key to voussoir, Kavya Shivashankar got comfortable with kurta, and Sidharth "Mr. Busy Bee" Chand muscled his way through machtpolitik, but Zachary Zagorski got carried away by strepitoso.

UPDATE It's now past 1:00 pm, beyond the scheduled end time.

UPDATE Round 5 is over. 20 down, 16 remain. In the game of the states, Illinois and Ohio are the only ones with more than one speller. (Each has two.)

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