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Contestants eliminated from the National Spelling Bee, and the

May 29, 1997 GMT

Contestants eliminated from the National Spelling Bee, and the words they missed:

FIRST SESSION

Round One:

Becky Braunstein, 13, Eagle River, Alaska _ penicillin.

Sarah McGill, 14, Bakersfield, Calif. _ extraneous.

Emily Kathryn Stagg, 12, Hamden, Conn. _ auricle.

Gina Torgersen, 14, Gainesville, Fla. _ crinoline.

Roxanne Caloza, 13, Tallahassee, Fla. _ chemise.

Amanda Austin Barbee, 13, Rome, Ga. _ hebetude.

Keith Schonfelder, 14, Franklin Grove, Ill. _ borzoi.

Mathew Erickson, 13, Tampico, Ill. _ plangorous.

Doug Congdon, 14, Topeka, Kan. _ ginglymus.

Erin Mulroney, 14, Independence, Ky. _ lapideous.

Samuel Bailey Jr., 13, Monroe, La. _ maceral.

Daniel R. Green, 10, Swampscott, Mass. _ myrmecologist.

Brittni, Teter, 13, Flintstone, Md. _ polychrest.

Alfred Edgar Smith, 14, Hagerstown, Md. _ mucilaginous.

Spencer Adam Winters, 12, Greenville, Mich. _ polyphagism.

Isaac C. Wilson, 14, Clio, Mich. _ peripety.

Tracy L. Greenwood, 14, Imlay City, Mich. _ puissant.

Jennifer Mezger, 14, Bethany, Mo. _ phonasthenia.

Conor O. Hagen, 13, Ladue, Mo. _ solipsism.

Round Two

Lawrence F. Fernandez, 9, Pago Pago, American Samoa _ alliance.

Alison Elizabeth Sciarrino, 14, Ahwahnee, Calif. _ indecisively.

Cesar J. Santiago, Jr., 13, Glendale, Calif. _ compulsion.

Oscar G. Pleitez, 13, Riverside, Calif. _ malignant.

Alison Cohen, 12, Washington, D.C. _ certitude.

Justin M. King, 13, Vernon, Fla. _ posttension.

Maja Zarah Munoz, 12, Koror, Republic of Palau _ patroness.

Sarah N. Stroud, 9, Challis, Idaho _ paisley.

Megan E. Yacko, 14, Normal, Ill. _ callow.

Emi E. Bays, 13, Anderson, Ind. _ impressionable.

Anand Harshvardhan, 12, West Lafayette, Ind. _ declination.

T.J. Sweeney, 12, South Bend, Ind. _ optimistic.

Matthew Dykstra, 14, Wenham, Mass. _ unpersuadable.

Albert So, 13, Bradford, Mass. _ foppery.

Brandon A. Kennedy, 11, Mexico City, Mexico _ legibility.

Joshua C. Koon, 10, Parma, Mich. _ aberration.

Nicole Granroth, 13, Highland, Mich. _ gibberish.

Jennifer Meyer, 12, Warroad, Minn. _ Miranda.

Round Three

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, 14, Greenwood, Ark. _ graphospasm.

Chau Mai, 13, Camarillo, Calif. _ sonorous.

Justin D. Helphenstine, 13, Ramstein AFB, Germany _ raucous.

Erin Elizabeth Condon, 13, Davie, Fla. _ culminant.

Michael Alfera, 10, Port St. Lucie, Fla. _ taloned.

Becky J. Hammer, 13, Tampa, Fla. _ liquefaction.

Vinay Viralam, 14, West Palm Beach, Fla. _ bullionist.

Jessica Corbin, 11, Martinez, Ga. _ camaraderie.

Nikki Tuning, 14, Kamiah, Idaho _ liniment.

Grant C. D’Arcy, 12, Urbana, Ill. _ penitentiary.

Mandy Poe, 14, Decatur, Ill. _ plutology.

Chad Marzen, 14, Rockford, Iowa _ crambo.

Monica M. Reicks, 14, New Hampton, Iowa _ didacticism.

Michael I. Hilario, 13, Okinawa, Japan _ matriculant.

Michael Johnson, 12, Calumet, Mich. _ plantar.

Susan Janiszewski, 13, St. Joseph, Mich. _ anomaly.

Jeremy Leight, 13, Central Lake, Mich. _ besmirch.

Erin Fladmo, 14, Billings, Mont. _ insusceptibility.

Jerusha Caligiuri, 13, Beatty, Nev. _ legionnaire.

SECOND SESSION

Round One

Robby R. Schrum, 14, Crown Point, Ind. _ sciolistic.

Chelsea Allinger, 11, Webster, N.Y. _ derogatorily.

Sarah Legg, 14, Alexandria Bay, N.Y. _ geodesy.

Robert Kinner, 14, Burlington, N.C. _ remonstrance.

Alana Pavuk, 14, New Bern, N.C. _ grissino.

Abby Hinkle, 13, Warren, Ohio _ languorously.

Amy Lynn Hise, 14, Windsor, Ohio _ vicinage.

Kim Miller, 12, Valliant, Okla. _ saccharoid.

Jenny Vrentas, 12, State College, Pa. _ prescient.

Nicoraiya Cohen, 13, Brodheadsville, Pa. _ procellous.

Carlos A. Hann, 14, Bayamon, Puerto Rico _ ratiocinate.

Kristen Diane DeGraw, 13, Belle Fourche, S.D. _ soliloquy.

Aaron Jacob Rushton, 13, Dickson, Tenn. _ vexillology.

Gregory Shin, 14, Laredo, Texas _ kaumographer.

Brittany Kay Walker, 11, Wichita Falls, Texas _ metonymy.

Jonathan O. Beverly, 13, Fairfield, Va. _ orogeny.

B.J. Acheson, 14, Leavenworth, Wash. _ thesmothete.

Kayleen DiMinno, 12, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. _ picaresque.

Emma Case, 13, Morgantown, W.Va. _ xylophagous.

Round Two

Tiffany J. Whitmore, 14, Laguna, N.M. _ rhythm.

Jawaad F. Sheriff, 13, Amherst, N.Y. _ warily.

Matthew Asea, 14, Florida, N.Y. _ disintegration.

David R. Currin, 14, Angier, N.C. _ disparity.

David Lehr, 14, Lorain, Ohio _ gerund.

Kavita P. Krishnasamy, 11, Pickerington, Ohio _ incinerate.

Neil Vasan, 14, Vienna, W. Va. _ coronet.

Frank J. Zeroski, 14, Tiltonsville, Ohio _ impetus.

Richard McCarthy, 13, Youngstown, Ohio _ jute.

Ted Jeon, 12, Drexel Hill, Pa. _ foreordain.

Charlene Thambinayagam, 14, Lancaster, Pa. _ pulmonary.

Feng-Yen Li, 15, Philadelphia _ attitudinal.

Melissa Kim, 14, West Chester, Pa. _ unpronounceable.

A.J. Alon, 11, Columbia, S.C. _ transmissible.

R. Paul Caudill III, 13, Jackson, Tenn. _ inadvertently.

Meredith Taylor, 13, Johnson City, Tenn. _ foreclosable.

Cynthia Osheneouo Akatugba, 12, Brownsville, Texas _ appendages.

Linesha Shamara Davis, 14, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands _ penitence.

Shane E. Recksiek, 12, Murray, Utah _ squally.

David S. White, 12, Lynchburg, Va. _ discordancies.

Allison A. Muth, 13, Midlothian _ reprehensible.

Courtney Olson, 13, Pearisburg, Va. _ allayment.

Alexandria Marino, 13, Bridgeport, W.Va. _ aspersion.

Jennifer Lee Davis, 14, Romney, W.Va. _ feigning.

Ian Christopher Mallory, 11, East Liverpool, Ohio _ appellations.

LaDonna Kay Johnson, 13, Hawk Springs, Wyo. _ hypocrisy.

Round Three

Joseph Charley Randle, 13, Cape May, N.J. _ insalubrious.

Rashaan Edwards-White, 13, Plainfield, N.J. _ lacteal.

Alvin H. Regala, 12, Jersey City, N.J. _ sabbatical.

Timothy Banach, 13, Penn Yan, N.Y. _ selenian.

Sean D. Wilson, 13, Shelter Island, N.Y. _ mare (as in dark area on moon).

Rachel Erica Kudrich, 14, Milford, Pa. _ inextirpable.

Brian Dombrosky, 14, Liverpool, N.Y. _ infractible.

Erica M. Austin, 12, Taylorsville, N.C. _ tawdrily.

Cindy Vosahlik, 13, Batesville, Ind. _ immiscible.

Joanna Montali, 12, Richmond Heights, Ohio _ kaiserdom.

Nathaniel Jane-wit (cq), 12, Chillicothe, Ohio _ commiserative.

Kelly Maughan, 12, Bangor, Pa. _ miscellanea.

Kathryn Spruill, 14, Mechanicsburg, Pa. _ Copernican.

Michael Prokop, 13, Pottsville, Pa. _ sumpter.

Jonathan C. King, 13, Sayre, Pa. _ imperativally.

Lisa Riotta, 14, Dunmore, Pa. _ nocive.

Matt Tyson, 13, Greencastle, Pa. _ convalesce.

Saad Abir Hasan, 11, Dharan, Saudi Arabia _ serge.

Ray Jason Bandigas, 13, Spartanburg, S.C. _ contrariwise.

Doug Sparks, 12, Hixson, Tenn. _ soilure.

Elisabet Gonzalez, 13, Alice, Texas _ presage.

Katie Noah, 13, Midland, Texas _ primatial.

Nicole Mueller, 13, San Antonio, Texas _ aphelion.

Matthew P. Farrell, 11, Sterling, Va. _ promulgator.

Hannah Shafaat, 12, Langley, Wash. _ bronchoscope.

Lauren Penwell, 13, Hedgesville, W.Va. _ maudlin.

Andy Caldie, 12, Green Bay, Wis. _ seraphically.

Zach Bigalke, 14, Jackson, Wyo. _ tartareous.

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