The final Corpus Christi-area speller in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee will depart the competition without misspelling a word in the competition.
Isaac Elliott, an eighth-grader at Baker Middle School, was the Corpus Christi-area student who advanced past the third round in the tournament after correctly spelling all of his words in the competition.
But he did not qualify for the finals. All the competitors took an exam before the bee began. The judges looked at the scores of the remaining spellers after Wednesday’s first three rounds and allowed the top 50 to advance into Thursday’s finals.
Other local competitors included Edmund Thomas, a seventh-grader at Incarnate Word Academy; Maya Mollick, a sixth-grader at Adkins Middle School and Adrian Lawrence, a fifth-grader at Blaschke-Sheldon Elementary School in Ingleside.
Congratulations to all of them for representing the Coastal Bend so well in the 92nd national competition, which attracted 567 competitors.