Zander Reed, 12, a home-schooled seventh grader from Iowa, cringes after incorrectly spelling "alleviate" during round two of the preliminaries of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 27, 2015.
Zander Reed, 12, a home-schooled seventh grader from Iowa, cringes after incorrectly spelling "alleviate" during round two of the preliminaries of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 27, 2015. McClatchy
Zander Reed, 12, a home-schooled seventh grader from Iowa, cringes after incorrectly spelling "alleviate" during round two of the preliminaries of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., on May 27, 2015. McClatchy

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