Eighth grader from Ontario out in second round of National Spelling Bee

A local student was eliminated from the National Spelling Bee during the second round.

Thirteen-year-old Charley Wiggins, of Ontario, was asked to spell the word “ocotillo.” Charley gave the incorrect answer of “ocatillo.” Ocotillo is a plant indigenous to the southwest U.S.

Several other students were eliminated in the second round for misspelling words such as wobbulator, malfeasance, and sirenomelus, to name a few.

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