Nearly 300 young people compete in 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

A 6-year-old competing was the youngest ever to qualify, but a 6th-grader from California took the top prize.
1:52 | 06/02/17

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Finally tonight here, how do you spell person of the week? Far too easy for the children we're about to meet. The spellers who made it all the way to the finals on the national stage, and the champ. Our persons of the week. Nearly 300 young spellers. Let's do this, shall we? Reporter: At the 90th Scripps national spelling bee. Please give me a word I know. Reporter: Three days of competition. Filled with highs -- Reporter: -- And lows. Reporter: Earlier this week we introduced you to 6-year-old Edith fuller of Tulsa, the youngest speller ever to qualify. And you saw the moment that got her here. J-n-a-n-a. You're our champion. Reporter: Her first word on the national stage. Nyctinasty. Reporter: Also competing in her first bee, Maggie Sheridan of Mansfield, Ohio. She runs the clock down, using every last second of her two minutes. Spell. W-h-I-r-l-I-c-o-t-e. Correct! What? Reporter: Other spellers wasting no time. Like eighth-grader shourav dasari, from spring, Texas. Mogollon. Mogollon. M-o-g-o-l-l-o-n. Correct! Reporter: Drop the Mike. It took just five seconds. In the end, it was down to two contestants. Head-to-head for nearly 20 rounds. D-a-r-o-c-I-a-n. She knows that is correct. Congratulations! Reporter: 12-year-old ananya vinay of Fresno, California, the 2017 Scripps spelling bee champion. And so we choose the champ and all of the spellers. I hope you'll be back on Monday. Until then, good night.

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