Bay Area teen advances at Scripps National Spelling Bee
One Bay Area girl is moving on to the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.
Audrey Bantug, an eighth-grader from San Ramon, correctly spelled the words "prosciutto" and "umami," a savory taste sensation. She is one of 42 spellers out of 281 who made it to the semi-finals.
Thursday's competition begins at 11 a.m.
Neha Konakalla of Cupertino, 13, got all her words correct Wednesday, but did not have a high enough score to move on.
The final cut was based on points which included a written test.
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