Scripps Nat'l. Spelling Bee Finals Today...

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If you want to be amazed by talented kids spelling words we’ve never heard before, you must watch the finals of the spelling bee on ESPN today.

It's a bundle of nerves at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. The final round gets underway today after the field was whittled down to about 50 contestants. This year’s batch of kids featured the youngest contestant ever, six-year-old Edith Fuller who is home schooled in Oklahoma. It’s the 90th year of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. A first-place prize of 40-thousand dollars is on the line. This year's bee features a new tiebreaker test aimed at preventing a tie. Two kids have shared the title for the past three years of the contest.Source: Washington Post

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