Boston student competing in national spelling bee

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Faith Baca of Aurora, an eighth-grader at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, successfully spelled "sempiternal", which means eternal and unchanging.

Fuller became the youngest competitor in Spelling Bee history on Wednesday, nailing the words "nyctinasty" and "tapas" in her two rounds.

In the morning, Propper passed her first test in the oral competition, correctly spelling "capoeira", a noun that describes a Brazilian martial art influenced by dance and music.

Forty spellers were on the stage at the beginning of Thursday's final round. She did not advance to the finals. The names of the finalists will be announced approximately 6 p.m. after a one-day long competition.

"I do if I don't win this time, " she said.

The test was taken on Tuesday as the first round of the preliminaries. In round seven, he landed a spot on prime-time television after correctly spelling the word "fougere", a type of fragrance.

"She (his coach) has been supportive of him. that has helped him a lot in getting here", Muralidharan said.

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One hundred and twenty-four spellers were eighth graders when they qualified for the bee.

The finals are now being broadcast on ESPN 2.

Sycamore School's Nicholas Ivan (left) after winning the IUPUI spelling bee in March to qualify for the national bee. If there is a tie at the end of the bee, the speller with the better score on the written test will be named the champ.

The victor (s) will be crowned during a live broadcast of the final rounds on ESPN beginning at 8:30 p.m. She said she knew all the words in the the second round and almost all in the third round.

"She has prayed for me and encouraged me so much over the years", Rajeev said.

The spellers got many words right, including somnolence, macrobiotics, succulent, tibia and webisode.

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