Michael Goss, a 6th grader who attends St. Michael’s Catholic School in Crowley, was eliminated in the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday morning, The Daily Advertiser reports.
The 12-year-old Crowley native misspelled “preterition.” The word is defined as the act of passing by or over, omitting or disregarding.
Goss spelled the word as “prederitian.”
Four other Louisiana spellers remained in the competition as of mid-morning Wednesday: Marshall Pentes of Hammond, Naysa Modi of Monroe, Alaina McDuffie of New Orleans and Rosie Shultz of Shreveport.
CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) – The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be kicking off Wednesday morning, and you may want to tune in this year to cheer on a 6th grader from right here in Acadiana.
Michael Goss is a 6th grader from St. Michael’s Catholic School in Crowely.
He is in Washington, D.C. this week participating in the Spelling Bee.
Michael qualified for the National Spelling Bee by winning a handful of spelling competitions.
His classmates and teacher, Ms. Patti Guidry, say they’re not surprised to see Michael in this position.
Regardless of how the Spelling Bee ends, Ms. Patti and the rest of the class say they’re extremely proud of Michael.
With the prelims starting Wednesday morning, Michael can enter this year’s competitiong knowing he has plenty of support from his school.