Baton Rouge student makes it to National Spelling Bee

Baton Rouge student makes it to National Spelling Bee
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POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:34pm

In Washington, Baton Rouge's contestant in the National Spelling Bee has been eliminated from the competition.

Nickolas Day nailed the word “sauerbraten” in round two of the spelling bee yesterday, but didn't advance to the semi-finals today.

Almost 300 of the world's best spellers are in Washington right now for the yearly contest.

This year, spellers also had to know the definitions of words. Day said the competition was really emotional, even after he had been eliminated.

"It's scary, you know? You're seeing all your friends up there, and then their gone,” stated Day. “It's definitely intense, although it's fun to watch."

The last word Day spelled was Pelycosaur, which is a large dinosaur that had a long tail.

This was the second year in a row day made it to the national stage. Congratulations to him.


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