Lakewood girl makes return trip to National Spelling Bee finals

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Sylvie Lamontagne of Lakewood covers her face as she tries to spell her word in the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee on May 26, 2016 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sylvie Lamontagne of Lakewood covers her face as she tries to spell her word in the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee on May 26, 2016 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Sylvie Lamontagne of Lakewood will be among the final 10 students competing in the National Spelling Bee finals on Thursday night.

Lamontagne, an eighth-grader at Creighton Middle School, is in the finals for the second year in a row. She finished in a tie for ninth last year.

The 13-year-old correctly spelled “sylvilagus,” and “Ayurveda” on Thursday as the field, which started with 285 spellers, was whittled.

Also competing was 10-year-old Cameron Keith, of Longmont who attends Friends’ School Boulder.

Cameron Keith of Longmont participates in round two of the 2016 National Spelling Bee on May 25, 2016.   (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Cameron Keith of Longmont participates in round two of the 2016 National Spelling Bee on May 25, 2016. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He was the youngest competitor last year and made it to the final 45 this year before he bowed out after misspelling “noncompos,” using an “A” for the final “O.”

The final rounds begins at 6 p.m. and will air on ESPN. The winner will claim more than $42,000 in cash and prizes.

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