6 Louisiana students are ready to represent the state at the National Spelling Bee

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UPDATE: Alyssa Walker from Youngsville was knocked out of the spelling bee in the 3rd round.  She misspelled the word Seoul.  Congrats to Alyssa for making it this far!

ORIGINAL STORY: 

There are six students from Louisiana ready to be the next National Spelling Bee Champion.

The competition started with more than 11 million spellers across the nation.  Now only 565 are left.

Here are the 6 who survived to the competition to make it to the finals in Washington, D.C.

Alyssa Walker from Youngsville.  She is an 8th grader at Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy.

Devika Dua from Ruston.  She is an 8th grader at Cedar Creek School.

Bre’Ann Washington from Monroe.  She attends Robert E. Lee Junior High and is in 8th grade.

Cal Alexander is an 8th grader from Caddo Middle Magnet School in Shreveport.

Isaac Phillips is from Ponchatoula.  He is in 7th grade at Ponchatoula Jr. High.

Zaila Avant-garde is from Harvey.  She is a 6th grader at Clover Lane Home School.

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee starts Monday and ends on Thursday.

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