The Scripps National Spelling Bee started today and five Minnesota kids are in the race to be named the best underage speller around. The contest is into the third round and it looks like only one of the five Minnesotans tripped up on a word.
Watch the finals Thursday night at 7 p.m on ABC.
We haven't had a chance to catch the spelling, but Bob Collins of Minnesota Public Radio has been keeping tabs on the kids. He says Galbus was eliminated after messing up mousseline (mouseline).
In round 2 this morning, Lothspeich advanced by correctly spelling perishable, Kisch got maverick, Halvorson spelled roulette correctly, Swoap got ludicrous right and Galbus scored with initiate.If you can't catch the Bee live or need a reason to get excited about kids spelling, check out some of the past contestants in some highlights we found below. TV gold. Oh, and follow it all on Twitter.
Update 2:40 p.m. - Correct answers for Kisch (maquiladora ), Halvorson (pestis) , and Swoap (koinonia ), and Lothspeich (tintinnabulation).