Madison area students advance in National Spelling Bee

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (Gray DC) -- The Madison area will be represented in Wednesday's third round of the National Spelling Bee.

Maya Jadhav [9 years old], Spencer Phillips [12 years old], and Martius Bautista [14 years old] all advanced Tuesday.

Jadhav correctly spelled difflugia. Phillips correctly spelled grisaille. Bautista correctly spelled tympanum.

The spelling bee began with 516 students from elementary and middle schools from around the country.

A National Spelling Bee champion will be crowned Thursday evening.

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