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The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013 Rundlett Middle School eighth-grader Hannah Miller of Concord was crowned state spelling bee champion Saturday after 17 rounds of nerve-wracking competition on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Second-place finisher Isabelle Russell, a student at Hudson Memorial School, grimaces as she ponders a word during the New Hampshire State Spelling Bee. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013 (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013
 (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
The New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, March 2, 2013  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Nicholas Couto of the of the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua is at the microphone during the New Hampshire State Spelling Bee in Concord on Saturday.  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Hannah Miller of Rundlett Middle School in Concord is the winner of the New Hampshire State Spelling Bee.  (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)