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Lone Corpus Christi-area speller qualifies for Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 23:43:11-04

Local speller Isaac Elliott, an eighth-grader from Baker Middle School, has advanced into the finals of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Elliott correctly spelled epistle during the competition early Wednesday afternoon at National Harbor, Md. It will catapult him into the fourth round of the competition starting at 9 a.m. and running until about 1 p.m.

The event will be broadcast live on ESPN2, livestream on the ESPN APP and play along on ESPNU.

If Elliott remains alive in the tournament, the primetime Finals will continue from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on ESPN, livestream on the ESPN App and play along on ESPNU.

After Wednesday’s third round, Elliott is the only Corpus Christi-area speller still alive in the national competition.

Earlier, Edmund Thomas a seventh-grader from Incarnate Word Academy was eliminated after misspelling a word in the third round of the tournament. Thomas misspelled the word odeon late Wednesday morning.

And late in the third round, Maya Mollic of Adkins Middle School was tripped up on the spelling of concision.

We’ll be here to report on Elliott’s participation throughout the day as soon as his information is known.