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Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

May 31, 2012
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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Lori Anne Madison has been eliminated from this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee. But no matter. She's already a star speller - at six years old, the youngest ever to compete. Lori Anne flew through her first word - dirigible - but got stock on ingluvies. Even the officials were pulling for her. One announced Lori Anne's elimination was, quote, a sigh of disappointment, though the crowd roared. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.