DACHSHUND: Perplexing Spelling Bee Students All Around The World
She misspelt our favorite word, but congrats goes out to first-time contender Hanuushah Vizabaskaran for taking the crown at the Selangor RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on Saturday. Excerpt from the New Straits Times:
Hanuushah sailed through words like "brittle" and "atrocious" but tripped up on "dachshund".
However, the top title was hers after she got "inimical" right and her opponent, Khadeejah Abdul Halim, misspelt "drollery" in a tiebreaker.
"I am surprised that I got so far. I didn't expect to reach the finals at all," said Hanuushah, who vowed to step up on her reading for the National Challenge on July 16 in Kuala Lumpur, where she will represent her state.
She walked away with RM2,000 and a plaque after spelling correctly four out of five words at the finals.
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