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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A 1st in 52 years: Co-champs at the Spelling Bee

Téa Freedman-Susskind of Redmond, Wash., right, is congratulated after spelling "camembert" correctly during the semifinals of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday in Oxon Hill, Md. Tea, 13, is sponsored by Town Hall Seattle and attends Lakeside Middle School. She was one of 31 spellers onstage for the semifinals Thursday. She spelled "coffle," "dulcinea," "Gehenna" and "camembert" correctly in the competition but did not advance into the final round of 12 spellers.