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Palm City speller eliminated from Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 12:05:53-04

The word "wobbulator" tripped up a Martin County student competing Wednesday at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Sixth grade student David Firestone of Palm Citymet his match with the word which means a testing device for radio sets in which the frequency is varied periodically and automatically over a predetermined range, according to Merriam-Webster.

Firestone attends Hidden Oaks Middle School.

Jupiter eighth grade student Tyler Berndt correctly spelled his first word, "affogato," which is an Italian dessert.