6-year-old eliminated from Spelling Bee Finals

Edith Fuller didn't proceed based on written test
Posted at 8:55 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 20:55:22-04

The youngest person to ever qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee will not be competing in the finals.

Six-year-old Edith Fuller spelled "nyctinasty" correctly on stage Wednesday.

She spelled "tapas" correctly, too.

However, the Oklahoma kindergarten student did not score high enough on the written test Wednesday to qualify her for the final round.


Fuller was five years old when she made it to the national competition, held in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals air Thursday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on ESPN2, and from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. on ESPN.