5-year-old Edith Fuller made history by accomplishing what most adults can’t do to save their life (judging by the comment sections of various websites): spelling.
After out-witting and out-spelling over 50 competitors at the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edith is the youngest person to ever qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
After spelling the word ‘jnana,’ which is a word for knowledge in Hinduism according to Merriam-Webster, Edith guaranteed herself a spot in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. this May.
“The Scripps National Spelling Bee is very proud of all of its spellers who advance and win their regional bee to qualify for the national final,” said a Scripps spokesman to ABC News. “We certainly look forward to welcoming Edith Fuller and all of our more than 280 national spellers who will come to National Harbor in May to compete and enjoy a memorable Bee week.”
Edith’s mom Annie Fuller says they discovered the 5-year-old’s hidden talent when they were quizzing their kids at a restaurant they were eating at. Edith spelled “restaurant” without ever being taught the word!
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