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Tuesday marks vocabulary test for Edith Fuller, other Scripps National Spelling Bee participants

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 19:13:41-04

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Tuesday was a big day for Edith Fuller. The vocabulary test marked the first step during the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

"They read the words or they might ask me questions," Fuller said.

All spellers take a written test of their word knowledge. The Bee pronouncer recites 12 words for the contestants to write down. Then, they take a multiple choice vocabulary test. The vocabulary test is so difficult that it's been five years since the contestants filled all 50 seats in the finals.

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As for Fuller, she's feeling pretty confident. 

"I really think I might go to the semifinals because I think all the words look very correct to me," she said.

And on Wednesday, the spellers will step on the stage for the first round of spelling.

Fuller, 6, who was the Green Country Regional Spelling Bee champion, will receive her score on Wednesday. She has received attention as the youngest ever participant in the National Bee.

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