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Oklahomans Make Headlines at National Spelling Bee

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Oklahoma was well represented at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Rohan Rajeev, an eighth-grader from Edmond, was the first runner-up in the competition. After nearly 20 head-to-head rounds, he narrowly missed first place by the word “marram.” As a second-place prize, he went home with $30,000.

Six-year-old Edith Fuller from Tulsa was the youngest competitor ever in the competition. The home-schooled kindergartner spelled all her words correctly on stage but didn’t score high enough on the writing portion to advance.

Congratulations to Edith and Rohan on a job well done!

— Tori Garrett, Jones PR

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