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  • Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., with her mother, holds her trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • The final two spellers Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Edmond, Okla., and Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., applaud during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Mira Dedhia, 13, from Western Springs, Ill., spells her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017. Dedhia correctly spelled her word.
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  • Shourav Dasari, 14, from Spring, Texas, spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017. Dasari correctly spelled his word.
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  • Tejas Muthusamy, 14, from Glen Allen, Va., reacts after correctly spelling his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Erin Howard, 12, from Huntsville, Ala., reacts as she is given her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Shruthika Padhy, 11, from Cherry Hill, N.J., reacts after misselling "quintain" during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Naysa Modi, 11, from Monroe, La., reacts after correctly spelling her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Rohan Sachdev, 14, from Cary, N.C., walks offstage after misspelling "panniculitis" during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Saketh Sundar, 11, of Elkridge, Md., jumps up in the air after spelling his word correctly during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Maggie E. Sheridan of Mansfield, Ohio, reacts after spelling her word correctly during the final round of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, June 1, 2017, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Erin Howard of Huntsville, Ala. waits for her turn to spell during the final round of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, June 1, 2017, in National Harbor, Md.
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  • Sreeniketh Vogoti, 14, from Saint Johns, Fla., right, celebrates with his fellow spellers after spelling his word correctly during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, June 1, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Alex Iyer, 14, from San Antonio, Texas, reacts after spelling his word correctly during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, June 1, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Sohum Sukhatankar, 11, of Allen, Texas, right, takes a moment during a break in competition at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., June 1, 2017.
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  • Edith Fuller, 6, from Tulsa, Okla., center, waits with other spellers to find out who is advancing to the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017. The first National Spelling Bee was held in 1925 and put on hold during World War II. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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  • Grant Taylor, 14, of Lubbock, Texas, reacts after spelling his word correctly in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Tanay Nandan, 10, from Short Hills, N.J., thinks about his word in the third round of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 31, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. Nandan spelled his word correctly.
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  • Gabrielle Brown, 14, of Salisbury, N.C., reacts after spelling her word correctly in the third round of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 31, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Christopher Kiekhaefer, 10, of Barbeau, Mich., reacts to his word in the third round of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 31, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md.
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  • Jack Miller, 13, from Abilene, Texas, correctly spells "vacuole" during round 2 of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 31, 2017. More than 290 spellers are competing for the title of champion at the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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  • Brandon Anderson of Mount Vernon, N.Y., misspells his word during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Lydia Pulsinelli of Knoxville, Tenn., correctly spells her word in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Ishaan Akula of Morganville, N.J., reacts after spelling his word incorrectly during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Will Lourcey of Fort Worth, Texas, reacts after correctly spelling his word during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Haven Griggs of Lawndale, N.C., misspells her word during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Simone Kaplan, 11, from Davie, Fla., reacts after misspelling "juridical" during round 3 of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Emily King, 12, from Steele, Missouri, reacts after incorrectly spelling "toile" during round 2 of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Edith Fuller, 6, from Tulsa, Okla., correctly spells "nyctinasty" during round 2 of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • David Firestone from Palm City, Fla., reacts after misspelling his word during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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  • Alyssa Faith Dela Cruz of Dededo, Guam, correctly spells her word during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., May 31, 2017.
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