Contestants, from left, Kavyapranati Pratapa of Ypsilanti, Mich., Apolonia Gardner of Imperial, Calif., Abigal Violet Spitzer of El Paso, Texas, Vismaya Jui Kharkar of Bountiful, Utah, and Jordan ... more 
Contestants, from left, Kavyapranati Pratapa of Ypsilanti, Mich., Apolonia Gardner of Imperial, Calif., Abigal Violet Spitzer of El Paso, Texas, Vismaya Jui Kharkar of Bountiful, Utah, and Jordan Gabriella Hoffman of Lee's Summit, Mo., celebrate after learning they qualified for the semifinal round of the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) less 
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