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Oklahoma spelling drought reaches 42 years

Undated (AP) _ An eighth-grader from Broken Arrow was eliminated in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

Fourteen-year-old Bruce Haiduk of Centennial Middle School stumbled on the word "corydora.'' A corydora is a type of catfish seen in home aquariums.

Haiduk says he's not too disappointed and he wins $250 for making it into the fifth round.

The other Oklahoman in the competition was eighth-grader Audrey Foote of Edmond who was eliminated Wednesday.

Thirteen-year-old Evan O'Dorney of Danville, California, won the competition by correctly spelling "serrefine.'' 

The last time an Oklahoman won the Scripps National Spelling Bee was 1965 when Michael Kerpin, Junior of Tulsa correctly spelled the word "eczema".

 

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