UNDATED (WJON News) -- A Royalton 8th grader's run in the Scripps National Spelling Bee has come to an end. William Rausch failed to advance out of the 6th round on Wednesday night, finishing in a tie for 23rd place.

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He advanced out of round 4 by spelling “aphanisia,” and correctly got the meaning of the word “trite” in round 5 to advance to round 6. Rausch was one of 48 kids left entering round 6 and was eliminated by the word “vargueno.”

It was Rausch’s 2nd consecutive year participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.



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