Extra Credit Notes from the Daily Mail's Education Beat

National Spelling Bee finals

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Varun Kukkillaya, the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s sponsored contestant in the National Spelling Bee, missed the cut for today’s final rounds by a mere single point. He spelled his two words correctly onstage but his score on a written teste was not enough to advance.

West Virginia’s other spellers — George Andrew Triplett of ElkinsRaimah Hossain of Morgantown and  Lillian Taylor Bischof of Wheeling, likewise did not move on to the final rounds.

Nevertheless, spelling bees are fun. So, herein is continuing coverage, brought to you by the Daily Mail’s education writer, Samuel Speciale.