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Reston Student Jae Canetti Eliminated in National Spelling Bee Semi-Final

He has two more years of eligibility.

Reston Student Jae Canetti Eliminated in National Spelling Bee Semi-Final
Thursday morning at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, 46 kids took the stage one by one to spell words like "coffret" and "camembert."

One of them was Jae Canetti, 12, a 6th-grader at Reston's Hunters Woods Elementary. This is his third time at the spelling bee and his second time to make it to the semi-finals.

At about 12:30 p.m., Jae took to the stage and correctly spelled the word "Holi" a Hindu spring festival; unfortunately, he misspelled the word "parseval," a non-rigid airship.

He received a standing ovation on Thursday from his peers in the auditorium at National Harbor. Jae will still qualify for the spelling bee for the next two years. 





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