Trishala Kumar, 13, an eighth grader at American Heritage School in Plantation, correctly spells “klompen’’ to pass round two — one of the preliminary rounds — of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. on May 27, 2015.
Trishala Kumar, 13, an eighth grader at American Heritage School in Plantation, correctly spells “klompen’’ to pass round two — one of the preliminary rounds — of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. on May 27, 2015. Allison Shelley McClatchy
Trishala Kumar, 13, an eighth grader at American Heritage School in Plantation, correctly spells “klompen’’ to pass round two — one of the preliminary rounds — of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. on May 27, 2015. Allison Shelley McClatchy

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