State Spelling Bee 2018
Date: 2/24/2018 Album ID: 2188548
Dylan Wu leaves the stage after misspelling the work martini during the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Spellers compete in the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Spellers compete in the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Spellers compete in the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Spellers compete in the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Finalist Martin Cardine takes his turn spelling a word during the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Finalist Marshall Carey-Matthews returns to his seat after spelling a word correctly during the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Amanda Medina attempts a difficult word during the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Runner-up Adithya Puninchittaya spells one of his words during the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)
Amanda Medina holds her award after winning the State Spelling Bee at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Her winning word was Caodaism. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)