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Jamaican speller drops out of Scripps Spelling Bee in semis

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 10:46 AM
Sara-Beth McPherson: Spells A-G-A-R-I-C incorrectly

Jamaica's Sara-Beth McPherson has dropped out of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in the United States.

The 13-year-old qualified for the semi-finals of the competition yesterday.

McPherson spelt the word A-G-A-R-I-C incorrectly in Round 5 of the competition this morning.

The spelling that she gave was A-G-A-R-I-K.

McPherson was ranked 23 out of 48 spellers going into the on-stage round of the semi-finals today, where the competition continued in the Maryland Ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.