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2010 AARP National Spelling Bee Highlights

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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