A Bainbridge girl’s run at grammatical glory has come to an end.
After qualifying for the finals of the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee, Melodie Loya’s journey came to an end in the 7th round.
Loya’s undoing was the word theileriasis which is defined as an infection with or disease caused by a protozoan of the genus.
In the first 6 rounds she perfected words such as woebegoneness, gnotobiotic,and mofussil.
This was her third trip to the National Spelling Bee, last year she made it to the 6th round of competition.