Bettie Closs, 12, of Durham, N.C., spells her word correctly during a round of the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Bettie Closs, 12, of Durham, N.C., spells her word correctly during a round of the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Jacquelyn Martin AP
Bettie Closs, 12, of Durham, N.C., spells her word correctly during a round of the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Jacquelyn Martin AP

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