Last month, we shared the story of the Jackson County spelling bee that couldn't declare a winner because after 66 rounds, it ran out of words.
Grade 5 student Sophia Hoffman and Grade 7 student Kush Sharma had been duking it out for the last 47 of those rounds, nailing words like "scherzo," "fantoccini," "schadenfreude" and "barukhzy."
When the words ran out, the competition had to extended to another date.
On Saturday, the spelling whizzes picked up where they left off and battled for another 29 rounds.
Sophia spelled "Permian" and "muumuu" correctly.
Kush didn't falter on "igneous" or "waywiser."
This time, however, there was a winner.
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After Sophia stumbled over "stifling" — she apparently misheard the pronunciation and went with "s-t-e-i-f-l-e-i-n" — her opponent spelled "definition" and earned a much-coveted spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this May.Read More »from We have a W-I-N-N-E-R! Spelling bee finally ends after 95 rounds