Minn. speller goes out of national bee on 'sarrusophone'

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Minnesota had one student among the 42 who were vying for a spot in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, but she did not advance after misspelling "sarrusophone."

Emma Greenlee, 14, an eighth-grader at Mesabi East High School, in Aurora, Minn., earlier had spelled "joculator" correctly.

Greenlee had been one of the five Minnesota students among the contest's 281 participants from around the nation. She was the last one standing from the state among a semifinal group of 42 who took the stage Thursday.

The eventual winner of the bee crowned Thursday night was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old from Bayside Hills, N.Y., who correctly spelled "knaidel," a word for a small mass of leavened dough.

FOX 9 chatted with Greenlee earlier this month as she prepared for the national bee, her second:

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