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The final two spellers — Rohan Rajeev, 14, (left) from Edmond, Okla., and Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif. — applaud Thursday night during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Lori Anne Madison, 6, studies a snail while also giving an interview to The Associated Press about being the youngest-ever competitor in the National Spelling Bee. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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