The Youngest Contestant in this Year's Scripps National Spelling Bee Has Been Disqualified

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  1. Stephen

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    http://time.com/4800680/scripps-spelling-bee-youngest-speller/

    The Youngest Contestant in this Year's Scripps National Spelling Bee Has Been Disqualified

    She came, she saw, she spelled. But 6-year-old kindergartener Edith Fuller, the youngest wordsmith ever to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, will not be participating in the finals.

    ABC Buffalo reports that Fuller, who correctly spelled the words "nyctinasty" and "tapas" onstage in National Harbor, Maryland, was disqualified from the finals due to her performance on a written test. Better luck next year.

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    I guess this news story shouldn't bother me...but it does.

    Something tells me that if this adorable, highly intelligent girl wasn't white, Christian, and home schooled, then she wouldn't have been disqualified. They would have found some way around the rules.

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