WASHINGTON, D.C. - Can you spell success? 14-year-old Mollie Dugan from Morris took the stage in Washington D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“Tourelle... T...o...u...r...e...l...l...e...Tourelle.” That is correct! With that, Mollie is moving on to the first round of finals starting Thursday.
She is competing against 284 other spellers from all around the country.
This isn't her first time taking the stage in the national spelling bee so she says she isn't nervous about competing.
You can catch the finals Thursday morning beginning at 10 a.m. on ESPN 2.
Mollis says, there's less you can prepare for this year so I’m not as nervous just because I know there's not much I can do about it this year.”
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