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This top speller in the nation was crowned just last night here's the winning moment.
-- get a pump.
But she -- you.
And asked at a -- Fourteen year old -- and and a potty from San Diego aced it make you heard the champion out of 278 students who participated in this year's contest.
And she joins us live after her big night congratulations what an honor.
And you -- -- -- little hesitation there right I read in the papers this morning that you didn't know whether or not you'd actually gotten the word right until -- confetti came.
He hasn't shared because.
I was expecting.
On them to extend up or something and say the -- You mean like an American Idol and yeah and -- so and -- I was confused.
Of what they had just fell another word or not.
But did you know when you were done with that word that you've got it right and you just switch you -- -- do you looked out of the panel to get a thumbs up -- a light go off what what had a -- -- do -- it's a contest well hung.
You watch speed GI and -- and marrying miss Larry Brooks and Sheen nods.
If you get there weren't -- at -- And if you miss -- she rings the -- Now I understand you're in the competition last year.
And as you it's -- you tied for 27 place.
And and he has cracked an instant this year this is your last year of eligibility hard to -- -- -- only fourteen.
But I don't -- you know I'm just with your dad was some sort of a computer program.
-- -- -- -- -- A database.
Back can extract information from the man Webster online dictionary.
And extracts the pronunciation in the definition the origin.
And some sample sentences.
Oh that's great and I understand -- you would study the word six to ten hours per day during the week days and then ten to twelve hours on the weekends.
And your fast action with with spelling started when you were just four years old.
I read -- your dad -- be driving in the car and what would your dad do.
He's asking me words that he saw outside the window and -- them for an like on the billboards right yeah.
So is it true that your grandfather tells you that if you won you'd be able to take a trip to India.
I know he's just kidding him.
When he -- -- he meant to say was that he'd take me away to India.
You -- end well for doing missing accomplishes incredible feat on live television and ESPN what are you win.
-- -- -- About play it safe and -- thousand dollars and for -- cash and prizes.
And I get this you ending grand trophy in front of its fantastic and -- it before you go what do you want to be when you grow up.
I wanna -- in your decision or -- psychiatrist.
Terrific LA you're lit up when you're living the American dream how and you -- an amazing accomplishment.
I'm sure you're gonna have a fantastic future.
Thanks so much for joining us this morning.
Yes way to go.
Right -- it.
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