Contestants Eliminated From Spelling Bee
The Associated Press
May. 29, 2003
Contestants eliminated in the first six rounds of the 2003 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Contestants eliminated in round six, with correct spelling of misspelled word
Katharine Close, 10, H.W. Mountz School; Spring Lake, N.J. _ cubitiere
Chloe Bordewich, 13, Linden Avenue Middle School; Red Hook, N.Y. _ Sulpician
Nathanael Bonnell, 14, Finneytown Middle School; Cincinnati, Ohio _ marotte
Elisa Gonzalez, 14, home school; Pickerington, Ohio _ byrnie
Abigail Eustace, 13, PEACH Home School; Beavercreek, Ohio _ sarrusophone
Sarah Brand, 13, Farragut Middle School; Knoxville, Tenn. _ wenzel
Alex French, 14, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School; Nashville, Tenn. _ skeuomorph
Sylvia Carroll, 14, St. Clement's School; El Paso, Texas _ encolure
Siri Grandhe, 13, Tevis Junior High School; Bakersfield, Calif. _ mohnseed
Gracie Ingermanson, 13, Christian Family Schools; San Diego, Calif. _ maraboutism
Scott Reyes, 13, Scott Carpenter Middle School; Westminster, Colo. _ parenchyma
Aqsa Ullah, 13, Daniel Jenkins Academy; Haines City, Fla. _ deloul
Nektarios Vasilottos, 12, St. Paul Lutheran School; Michigan City, Ind. _ trumeau
David Tidmarsh, 13, Edison Middle School; South Bend, Ind. _ segetal
Regina Reinig, 14, St. Joseph's Center; Earling, Iowa _ kipuka
Contestants eliminated in round five, with correct spelling of misspelled word
Nabeel Shakir, 14, Heritage Hall Middle School; Oklahoma City, Okla. _ filipendulous
Yisrael Witty, 13, United Hebrew Institute; Kingston, Pa. _ lampyrid
Paul-Derek Basque, 14, James Wood Middle School; Winchester, Va. _ petechial
Robert Marsland, 14, Holy Family Homeschoolers; Madison, Wis. _ Krugerrand
Andy Wade, 11, Scott Teays Elementary School; Scott Depot, W.Va. _ sevruga
Chaitanya Allamneni, 13, Randolph School; Huntsville, Ala. _ tholobate
Pierre Thompson, 14, Orinda Intermediate School; Orinda, Calif. _ Lorelei
Jose Cabal-Ugaz, 13, Immaculate Conception Catholic School; Miami, Fla. _ pelycosaur
Aaron Ho, 13, St. Jerome Catholic School; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. _ ruching
Lynne Guey, 13, Bak Middle School of the Arts; West Palm Beach, Fla. _ cornichon
Bonny Jain, 9, Butterworth Elementary School; Moline, Ill. _ sphragistic
Bria Wash, 14, home school; Anderson, Ind. _ exegetical
Jonathan Hahn, 13, Central Community Junior-Senior High School; Elkader, Iowa _ ciborium
John Tamplin, 10, Brandeis Elementary School; Louisville, Ky. _ Giottesque
Jane Warunek, 12, Parcells Middle School; Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. _ cernuous
Grant Remmen, 13, Detroit Lakes Middle School; Detroit Lakes, Minn. _ semplice
Emily Pfefer, 14, Yeokum Middle School; Belton, Mo. _ Botticellian
Contestants eliminated in round four, with correct spelling of misspelled word
Amar Mehta, 12, home school; Princeton, N.J. _ insititious
Catherine Miller, 13, Home Educators Enrichment Group; Niskayuna, N.Y. _ pallescent
Olivia Fecteau, 13, Pine Grove Junior High School; East Syracuse, N.Y. _ procellous
Quay Roberts, 13, Lake Ridge Academy; North Ridgeville, Ohio _ florisugent
Phil Patrick, 14, Log College Middle School; Warminster, Pa. _ acuminate
Dominic Ranz Errazo, 11, Sedgefield Intermediate School; Goose Creek, S.C. _ febrifugal
Cari Peacock, 12, home school, Purcellville, Va. _ bryophyte
Steven Lerner, 14, Carey Junior High School; Cheyenne, Wyo. _ bacillary
Gavin King, 13, Bogle Junior High School; Chandler, Ariz. _ contumelious
Racquel Enad, 14, Merced Christian School; Merced, Calif. _ shanghaied
Bernice Ponce de Leon, 12, Arcade Fundamental Middle School; Sacramento, Calif. _ grallatorial
Katie Brown, 11, Murray Middle School; Stuart, Fla. _ foraminate
Justin Malina, 13, Caruso Middle School; Deerfield, Ill. _ ossuary
Claire Kim, 12, Washington Gifted School; Peoria, Ill. _ polysemous
Nathan Hammes, 14, Saint Maria Goretti School; Westfield, Ind. _ thanatophidia
Molly Nichols, 14, Elm Street School; East Machias, Maine _ tessitura
Palak Patel, 13, Dr. An Wang Middle School; Lowell, Mass. _ desinence
Destiny Silvers, 14, Trenton Middle School; Trenton, Mo. _ dirndl
Rajiv Tarigopula, 10, Truman Elementary School; St. Louis, Mo. _ Huguenot
Contestants eliminated in round three, with correct spelling of misspelled word
Kanglei Wang, 14, Washington Middle School; Harrison, N.J. _ viviparous
Naomi Ahsan, 13, Twelve Corners Middle School; Rochester, N.Y. _ aerophilatelic
Tom Kasmer, 14, Belmont Middle School; Belmont, N.C. _ dizygotic
Shana Hakanson, 13, Dewfield Academy; Wilson, N.C. _ marcasite
James Derr, 14, Wilson Southern Junior High School; Sinking Spring, Pa. _ variorum
Shannon Hilsey, 14, Tunkhannock Area Middle School; Tunkhannock, Pa. _ frieze
Jaydeep Srimani, 13, R.C. Edwards Middle School; Central, S.C. _ crebrity
Kelsey Nagy, 14, Ridgeway Middle School; Memphis, Tenn. _ escheator
Melody Kuna, 14, Lincoln Middle School; Abilene, Texas _ bathyseism
Jacob Chowpaknam, 14, O.L. Slaton Junior High School; Lubbock, Texas _ miscellaneity
Joe Shepherd, 11, home school; Waynesboro, Ga. _ preterlabent
Nino Tolentino, 13, Santa Barbara Catholic School; Dededo, Guam _ saccharinity
Trevor Leslie, 13, Eastwood Middle School; Indianapolis, Ind. _ poinciana
Kimberly Schlesinger, 14, Ursuline Academy; Dedham, Mass. _ bismuth
Hari Arul, 12, Detroit Country Day Middle School; Beverly Hills, Mich. _ laniary
Sean Dennison, 12, Helena Middle School; Helena, Mont. _ pizzicato
Erin Jaeger, 13, St. Joseph School; Keene, N.H. _ bellwether
Natalie Alexander, 12, home school; New Haven, Conn. _ metastasize
Round two contestants eliminated after the written test.
Grace Barron-Ott, 14, Eugene A. Tighe School; Margate, N.J.
Esther Hur, 12, Thomas O. Hopkins Middle School; Burlington, N.J.
Patrick Delaney, 14, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School; Depew, N.Y
Benjamin Brown, 12, Canandaigua Middle School; Candandaigua, N.Y.
Kevin Hill, 13, Knox Junior High School; Johnstown, N.Y.
Keagan Tafler, 12, Oswego Middle School; Oswego, N.Y.
Samantha Mascia, 13, Dingman-Delaware Middle School; Dingman's Ferry, Pa.
Zoey Best, 11, Livingood Little Log Learning Center; Rougemont, N.C.
Alisha Ramos, 13, R. Max Abbott Middle School; Fayetteville, N.C.
Marie Richardson, 13, C.M. Eppes Middle School; Greenville, N.C.
Sammy Sarett, 13, Woodlawn School; Davidson, N.C.
Marissa Patterson, 12, Our Lady of the Elms School; Akron, Ohio
Chelsea Ferguson, 12, Shenandoah Elementary School; Sarahsville, Ohio
Eric Milovac, 13, Bellaire Middle School; Bellaire, Ohio
Devinne Dietz, 14, Beaver Local Middle School; Lisbon, Ohio
Bailey Shoemaker Richards, 13, St. Michael the Archangel Middle School; Findlay, Ohio
Caleb Cassidy, 15, Advanced Training Institute of America; Stillwater, Okla.
John Rivara, 12, Blairstown Elementary School; Blairstown, N.J.
An-Hoa Thi Giang, 13, Harding Elementary School; Erie, Pa.
Jafar Hussain, 13, Coventry Christian School; Pottstown, Pa.
Lucy Saunders-Pappentick, 12, J.R. Masterman School; Philadelphia
Damian Metcalf, 13, home school; Coraopolis, Pa.
Jarrod Kunkel, 12, Blue Mountain Middle School; Orwigsburg, Pa.
Susanna Seibert, 14, Saint Agnes School; Towanda, Pa.
Jordan Dick, 13, Villa Maria Academy Lower School; Immaculata, Pa.
Christopher Floyd, 13, The King's Academy; Florence, S.C.
Michelle Ker, 13, Forestbrook Middle School; Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Alexis Rollins, 12, Tracy City Elementary School; Tracy City, Tenn.
Hannah Wakefield, 13, Crockett County Middle School; Alamo, Tenn.
Emily Saultz, 14, Bonham Middle School; Amarillo, Texas
James Honaker, 12, Flour Bluff Junior High School; Corpus Christi, Texas
Nidharshan Anandasivam, 10, Kenmont Montessori School; Brownsville, Texas
Anjay Ajodha, 8, Challenger Elementary School; Pearland, Texas
Catherine Gonzales, 14, Mercedes Junior High School; Mercedes, Texas
Nicholas Nguyen, 12, Anson Jones Elementary School; Midland, Texas
Kayla Oliver, 9, Bill Brown Elementary School; Spring Branch, Texas
Joey Emmanuel, 13, Free Will Baptist Christian School; Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Justine Arrington, 14, Rustburg Middle School; Rustburg, Va.
Charlie Perkins, 11, Honaker Elementary School; Honaker, Va.
Joseph Lynne, 14, Caroline Middle School; Milford, Va.
John Minnich, 12, William Byrd Middle School; Roanoke, Va.
Travis Stephens, 12, Manchester Christian Home School; Port Orchard, Wash.
Natasha Smith, 13, Manhattan Home School; Burien, Wash.
Samantha Davis, 14, home school; Okanogan, Wash.
Kelsey Swaim, 14, Warm Springs Middle School; Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Hannah Bradley, 13, Homer Middle School; Homer, Alaska
Anne Ye, 12, Dunbar Magnet Middle School; Little Rock, Ark.
Joeanne Salise, 13, St. Georges High School; Freeport, The Bahamas
Suzzanne Ordway, 14, Coarsegold Elementary School; Coarsegold, Calif.
A. Paul Yu, 13, Arroyo Seco Junior High School; Valencia, Calif.
Kenneth Cho, 14, Winham Street Christian Academy; Salinas, Calif.
Arul Sangani, 13, James L. Day Middle School; Temecula, Calif.
Samantha Smiley, 13, Our Lady of Angels School; Burlingame, Calif.
Marc Chua, 12, Pleasant Valley Christian School; Camarillo, Calif.
Croix Newson, 11, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School; Fort Pierce, Fla.
Will Wight, 13, Buddy Taylor Middle School; Palm Coast, Fla.
Hudson Pierce, 11, home school, Niceville, Fla.
Sana Hye, 14, Universal Academy of Florida; Tampa, Fla.
Wesley Burton, 13, Suncoast School; Vero Beach, Fla.
Nathaniel Salazar, 13, Maui Waena Intermediate School; Kahului, Hawaii
Cody Wendt, 13, Moscow Junior High School; Moscow, Idaho
Ashwini Gokhale, 11, Prairieland Elementary School; Normal, Ill.
C.J. Hadad, 14, Owen Scholastic Academy; Chicago, Ill.
Joshua Lee, 14, Warrensburg-Latham Middle School; Warrensburg, Ill.
Anneika M. Verghese, 12, Maternity Blessed Virgin Mary School; Bourbonnais, Ill.
Shazeen M. Harunani, 13, Keith Country Day School; Rockford, Ill.
Kevin Weingartner, 12, Memorial Park Middle School; Fort Wayne, Ind.
Stacia Firebaugh, 12, Kokomo Area Schools at Home; Kokomo, Ind.
Brock Morgan, 14, Oak Hill Junior High School; Converse, Ind.
Amy Hu, 13, Yorktown Middle School; Yorktown, Ind.
Chelsey Bohr, 14, Clay Central/Everly Middle School; Royal, Iowa
Nina Mathew, 11, Pittsburg Middle School; Pittsburg, Kan. Stephanie Baer, 13, Christian Home School Association; Monroe, La.
Thomas Talbott, 14, Mandeville Junior High School; Mandeville, La.
Sarah Payne, 10, Stockwell Elementary School; Haughton, La.
Robert Beck, 13, Severn School; Severna Park, Md.
Umar Qadri, 13, Smithsburg Middle School; Smithsburg, Md.
Ashley Mangalindan, 13, Mattawoman Middle School; Waldorf, Md.
Ramesh Govindan, 11, Luther Burbank Middle School; Lancaster, Mass.
Luke Breckenridge, 13, The Tisbury School; Vineyard Haven, Mass.
Derek Robertson, 13, Holy Family School; Grand Blanc, Mich.
Ainsley Rynders, 12, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Alexander Bohurat, 12, St. John Elementary School; Jackson, Mich.
Katherine Caneba, 11, Houghton Middle School; Houghton, Mich.
Morgan McMillon, 14, Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy; Saginaw, Mich.
Lincoln Fox, 14, Grace Christian School; Watervliet, Mich.
Eric Iverson, 12, Montgomery-Lonsdale Middle School; Montgomery, Minn.
Jessica Young, 12, Michel Seventh Grade School; Biloxi, Miss.
Coyt Westfall, 14, Westfall Home School; Columbia, Mo.
Ben Riggins, 14, home school; St. James, Mo.
Tasha Silva, 9, Redland Oaks Elementary School; San Antonio, Texas
Contestants eliminated in round one, with correct spelling of the word misspelled:
Michael Martinez, 13, Tucumcari Middle School; Tucumcari, N.M. _ borborygmus
Brenna Cobb, 11, home school; Gallup, N.M. _ dinanderie
Kyle Trujillo, 13, Tuba City Junior High School; Tuba City, Ariz. _ Isthmian
Daniel Stewart, 13, home school; Howard, N.Y. _ eremology
Jonathan Mangar, 11, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; New York _ momus
Mary Beth Chapman, 14, Milford Central School; Milford, N.Y. _ koinonia
Brianne Wicks, 13, Gouverneur Junior/Senior High School; Gouverneur, N.Y. _ Paracelsian
Amber Ebsch, 15, Overhills Middle School; Spring Lake, N.C. _ battement
Jonathon Dodd, 10, Boiling Springs Elementary School; Boiling Springs, N.C. _ quinquevir
David Jeffers, 14, Louisville Middle School; Louisville, Ohio _ estoppel
Patrick Bond, 14, Amanda-Clearcreek Junior High School; Amanda, Ohio _ vindaloo
Emily Schindler, 13, Celina Middle School; Celina, Ohio _ pratincolous
Chris Grinstead, 12, Central Intermediate School; Wadsworth, Ohio _ Wesak
Kristin Cummings, 14, Karaffa Middle School; Toronto, Ohio _ timbale
Michael Talanca, 14, Saints Mary and Joseph School; Newton Falls, Ohio _ chiral
Holly Burdorff, 13, Ledgemont Middle School; Thompson, Ohio _ gibus
Kelly Morckel, 14, West Branch Junior High School; Damascus, Ohio _ jicara
Angela Benton, 11, Lava Ridge Elementary School; Bend, Ore. _ bistoury
Kathryn Hocking, 12, Delcroft Elementary School; Folcroft, Pa. _ danza
Zachariah Basehore, 14, Good Hope Middle School; Mechanicsburg, Pa. _ minnesinger
Christine Kim, 13, John F. Reynolds Middle School; Lancaster, Pa. _ erythropsia
Alesha Polles, 14, Pleasant Valley Middle School; Brodheadsville, Pa. _ dolichoid
Carla Chow, 14, St. John's School; San Juan, Puerto Rico _ espagnole
Coburn Childs, 12, RIGHT School; Pawtucket, R.I. _ meniscus
Carissa James, 11, Townville Elementary School; Townville, S.C. _ Achillean
Claudia Collins, 12, Trautmann Middle School; Laredo, Texas _ aioli
Jared Inting, 14, Bowie Junior High School; Odessa, Texas _ feis
Sydney Summers, 13, John Glenn Junior High School; San Angelo, Texas _ cheliferous
Jung Mour, 11, Travis Middle School; Port Lavaca, Texas _ burelage
Sydney Matlock, 12, Washington-Jackson Math, Science, and Technology Center; Wichita Falls, Texas _ cinereal
Margaret Smeltzer, 10, Eastern Mennonite High School; Harrisonburg, Va. _ stichomythia
Benjamin Slaughter, 11, Bessie Weller Elementary School; Staunton, Va. _ chitin
Thomas Mirus, 13, Seton High School; Manassas, Va. _ tournedos
Colin Findley-Meier, 12, Conway School; Conway, Wash. _ quatorzain
Niki Rowe, 14, Wayne Middle School; Wayne, W.Va. _ chernozem
Kaylyn Christopher, 14, Central Preston Middle School; Kingwood, W.Va. _ serrulate
Christopher Vickery, 13, Romney Middle School; Romney, W.Va. _ gouache
Joshua Brophy, 13, Tanana Middle School; Fairbanks, Alaska _ acinaceous
Frances Kelemete, 14, Pavaiai Elementary School; Pago Pago, American Samoa _ zucchetto
Vincent Chen, 13, Fairmont Preparatory Academy; Anaheim, Calif. _ melittologist
Joey Barnett, 14, Cherry Avenue Middle School; Tulare, Calif. _ ratiocinative
Julia Noecker, 14, Southern Hills Middle School; Boulder, Colo. _ patois
Rebecca Tobet, 12, Madison Middle School; Trumbull, Conn. _ trypanosomiasis
Jesse Glanz, 13, Eastford Elementary School; Eastford, Conn. _ fremitus
Jodie Singer, 11, Ben W. Murch Elementary School; Washington, D.C. _ demesne
Erin Clendaniel, 13, Milford Middle School; Milford, Del. _ suggillation
Dawn Anderson, 10, Patch Elementary School; Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany _ emmeleia
Christine Shoup, 13, Oakridge Middle School; Naples, Fla. _ casuistry
Christian Moore, 14, Gulf Middle School; Cape Coral, Fla. _ souterrain
Matthew Ervin, 13, Maclay School; Tallahassee, Fla. _ korrigan
Sarah Tate, 14, Reagan Middle School; Dixon, Ill. _ Aesir
John Brooks, 14, Carthage Middle School; Carthage, Ill. _ vacherin
Priyanka Bose, 13, Turner Junior High school; Jacksonville, Ill. _ regisseur
Tim Messina, 13, Morrison Junior High School; Morrison, Ill _ oolemma
Braden Christian, 13, Malan Junior High School; Harrisburg, Ill. _ phreatophyte
Shruti Mishra, 12, West Lafayette Junior High School; West Lafayette, Ind. _ phthisiology
Ashleigh Johnson, 12, Scott Middle School; Hammond, Ind. _ Antaean
Stefan Aydt, 14, St. Mary's School; Paris, Ill. _ charcuterie
Jacob Trewartha, 12, Zionsville Middle School; Zionsville, Ind. _ limacine
Katie Sheldon, 14, Turkeyfoot Middle School; Edgwood, Ky. _ armiger
Karrson Livingston, 13, Faith Christian Academy; Lake Charles, La. _ pasimology
Juliana Humphreys, 13, North Harford Middle School; Pylesville, Md. _ eglantine
Dana Sukontarak, 14, Walker Mill Middle School; Capitol Heights, Md. _ saccade
Daniel Avery, 13, home school, California, Md. _ konditorei
Shayne Douglass, 12, Southern Middle School, Lusby, Md. _ baignoire
Richard Benua, 10, Marblehead Middle School, Marblehead, Mass. _ lugubrious
Thomas Woodby, 12, Lakeshore Baptist Academy; Grand Haven, Mich. _ quenelle
Brittani Day, Vestaburg Middle School; Vestaburg, Mich. _ palatinate
Courtney McIver Jr., 13, Zemmer Junior High School; Lapeer, Mich. _ trepak
Gerrit Herrygers,14, Hart Middle School; Hart, Mich. _ Rankine
Aubrey Blanche, 14, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School; Traverse City, Mich. _ mousseline
Corey Hermanson, 15, Franklin Junior High School, Brainerd, Minn. _ tagliatelle
Georgia Simonson, 15, Christ's Household of Faith School; St. Paul, Minn. _ lebensraum
Andrew Harwell, 14, Moreland Ridge Middle School; Blue Springs, Mo. _ wedel
Heather Howell, 13, Green Ridge R-8 School; Green Ridge, Mo. _ ceraceous
Nick Williams, 13, Pine Middle School; Reno, Nev. _ ocellus
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