From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WASHINGTON — A Huntsville student has persevered until the end and been named a co-champ in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The contest lasted three hours and after 20 rounds, judges made the decision that anyone that had made it into round 20 would be named a champion. According to WAFF, there are eight champions in all, including Huntsville’s Erin Howard.
WAFF said Howard had to correctly spell the word “erysipelas” to make it into the final round.
Winners of the contest will be rewarded with a reference library from Merriam-Webster, trips to New York City/Hollywood and $50,000, according to WAFF.