Timberlane Regional Middle School eighth-grader Anna Hammer of Danville was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee during the second round of the competition Tuesday.
The 92nd annual bee, held at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland, began Monday with 565 participants. The list had been trimmed to 369 students following the third round of spelling.
Hammer was knocked out of the competition after misspelling the word “coruscated” — she mistakenly added an extra ‘r’.
In February, Hammer earned the right to represent the Granite State in the national competition when she became the winner of the 66th New Hampshire State Spelling Bee, presented by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
All spellers will receive a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online, a one-year subscription to Britannica Online Premium and a 2019 United States Mint Proof Set.
All finalists — those who made it from round six on — will receive a commemorative medal. Each finalist will also receive either a gift card or a cash prize, with the first runner-up to receive $25,000 and the top winner to receive $50,000.
The winner will also receive an engraved trophy, a $2,500 cash prize from Merriam-Webster, $400 of reference works from Encyclopedia Britannica, a three-year membership to Britannica Online Premium, a trip to New York City to appear on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and a trip to Hollywood to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The final round of the spelling bee is Thursday. Part 1 of the finals begins at 9 a.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. The championship rounds begin Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.