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June 19, 2010
• AARP National Spelling Bee
• Virginian Wins in 2009
The AARP National Spelling Bee took place on Saturday, June 19, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Think you've got what it takes to win? Join our spelling bee group to engage other members about this exciting event. Discuss
Top finalists in the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee in order of placement, with age, hometown, number of rounds completed, and final word they missed.
1. Scott Firebaugh, 56, Knoxville, Tenn.
2. Robert Moy, 53, New York, N.Y., round 68: myoinositol
3. David Riddle, 57, Pacific Grove, Calif. round 37: polyptych
4. Michael Petrina, 65, Arlington, Va., round 32: xu
5. Tony Johnson, 57, Lagrange, Ga., round 29: edh
6. William Long, 58, Salem, Ore., round 22: upas
7. Norman Zucker, 63, Petaluma, Calif., round 21: graupel
8. Mary Ann Fenske, 62, Wichita, Kan., round 16: chansonnier
9. Marlene Harry, 58, Brownsburg, Ind., round 13: caesura
T10. Mary DeForest, 63, Denver, Colo., round 12: diesis
T10. Julie Golden, 71, Portland, Ore., round 12: irrefragable
T10. Kate Karp, 61, Long Beach, Calif., round 12: chiffonier
13. Rodney Murray, 56, Middletown, Del., round 11: stichomythy
14. Darrell Noe, 68, Arlington, Tex., round 10: propaedeutic
15. Darlene Scoggan, 57, Houston, Tex., round 7: extirpate
16. Linda Goertz, 63, Portland, Ore., round 5: bayadere
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