Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant Mary Elizabeth Horton, 12, of West Melbourne, Fla, speaks with a reporter following her completion of the Preliminaries Test in Oxon Hill, Md., Tuesday, May ... more 
Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant Mary Elizabeth Horton, 12, of West Melbourne, Fla, speaks with a reporter following her completion of the Preliminaries Test in Oxon Hill, Md., Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Horton said of the addition of a vocabulary section to the test, "I think everybody wasn't expecting it … it definitely changes everything." Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a 45-minute computer test that probes their knowledge of both spelling and vocabulary. The results will be combined with Wednesday's on-stage round to determine which spellers will advance to the semifinals Thursday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Cliff Owen
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:29 AM EDT