Fairfax County Spelling Champ Into Bee Semis
Jae Canetti from Reston's Hunters Woods ES earns a spot in next round of Scripps National Bee.
Jae, 10, correctly spelled "riant" and "stenohaline" in Wednesday's semifinal rounds at Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Maryland.
He was the winner of the Fairfax County Spelling Bee in March. He was runner-up a year ago.
Thursday's semis will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The finals begin at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN.
In the first round, students took a computerized spelling test with 50 words, of which only 25 were scored. Then, in the two live rounds, each speller had two chances to test their skills in front of a crowd of 500 audience members.
For more updates on Jae Canetti follow Reston Patch on
Twitter or like us on Facebook!