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5/30/07

Lubbock Spelling Bee Contestant Fails to Advance

Priyanka Shome Priyanka Shome

Our nation's capitol is all a-buzz as the 80th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee gets underway in Washington, D.C., with a Lubbock contestant among them.

Priyanka Shome will be an 8th grader at All Saints Episcopal School this fall. She completed the written test, and late Wednesday morning, she spelled "rhapsody" to pass Round Two of the oral competition. However, she reportedly did not accumulate enough points to advance to Round Three.

The winner of this year's spelling bee will receive $35,000 in cash, a $5,000 scholarship, savings bonds and reference books.

To learn more about the  80th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee (click here).

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