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2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee – Kentucky Speller Update

Day two underway for our three Kentucky spellers in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, taking place in Washington D.C.  Tara Singh, Tanvi Rakesh and Joey Ilagan have all had the opportunity to face Dr. Jacques Bailly and his dreaded bell of doom.  Round Two took place this morning on ESPN3, with Round Three coming up this afternoon at 3:45pm on ESPN3.  Take a look at how our linguists have fared up to this point in the competition:

   
Name Tara Singh Tanvi Rakesh Joey Ilagan
Speller Number #207 #218 #230
Hometown Louisville, KY Florence, KY Lexington, KY
Round Two  Miniver Parkour  Nephrotoxic
Round Three Guamanian  Appellation
(Eliminated)
Vespertine

Spellers that remain after the end of round three (round one was a written test on Tuesday) will have their written tests factored into their total ranking, and no more than 50 spellers will move on to the finals on Thursday morning.  We will have to wait and see which of our remaining Kentucky spellers will advance to the Thursday Finals on ESPN 2 at 10AM.

This page will continue to be updated over the course of the competition with the results of each speller’s attempted spell.

Article written by Richmond Bramblet