NPR logo

Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/154048676/154014199" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

Around the Nation

Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/154048676/154014199" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lori Anne Madison has been eliminated from this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee. At six years old, she's the youngest ever to compete.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Lori Anne Madison has been eliminated from this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee. But no matter. She's already a star speller - at six years old, the youngest ever to compete. Lori Anne flew through her first word - dirigible - but got stock on ingluvies. Even the officials were pulling for her. One announced Lori Anne's elimination was, quote, a sigh of disappointment, though the crowd roared. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.