NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Grand Haven’s Lily Mears‘ run in the semi-finals of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee has ended.
Mears made it to the Top 48 spellers. 12 spellers will move on to the finals. The semi-finals are continuing on today.
According to the National Spelling Bee twitter feed, Mears misspelled the work “schefflera” this afternoon. A “schefflera” is a type of shrubby plant.
Mears is 13 and is in 8th grade at Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven.
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