After the first two days of competition in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Louisville’s Tara Singh is one of the 45 students who have advanced to the final day of spelling. The finalists are decided between a series of preliminary multiple choice tests, vocabulary tests and two rounds of on-stage spelling at the Washington D.C. competition.
Singh’s two efforts at spelling on stage went smoothly, working out the words Lenticula & Felicific.
Update: Tara was eliminated on her first word of the day, which was ‘bakshaish’ (a type of antique Persian carpet). Congratulations to Tara for advancing to the final round of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee!
Kentucky’s other contestant, Tirzah Schanding, spelled both of her words correctly in the second and third rounds, but did not advance as one of the top-45 finalists. Schanding, a Winchester native, easily spelled the words Oscillometer and Affable.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be back on television on ESPN2 this morning at 10:00 AM. Once the field is decreased to a certain number of contestants, the morning finals will end, and will pick back up at 8:00 PM on ESPN tonight.