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National Spelling Bee

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

WASHINGTON - Christopher O'Connor made it further than he ever thought he would in the National Spelling Bee, but the Tucson seventh-grader knew it was all over the minute he heard his first word Thursday.

May 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

Tucsonan Christopher O'Connor misspells the word "pultaceous" to start off the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md.

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'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

'Pultaceous' spells gone for bee semifinalist

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Scottsdale 6th-grader wins geography bee, moves to nat'l finals

A daylong competition that tested the skills of 100 young Arizona geography whizzes came down to a tiebreaker between two boys - one from Scottsdale, the other from Tucson's Wilson K-8.

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