A LONG SPELL: Democrats may not be alone in looking to Montana for their next savior. Anna Rose Wright of Belgrade in the Treasure State has earned a place in spelling bee legend with her battle to make it to D.C. this year.
After she and fellow homeschooler Tim Best dispatched the other spellers in sixteen rounds, it took an additional twenty-five one-on-one rounds for Wright to finally best her rival, Best. Four-and-a-half hours later, and Wright was finally right twice in a row after her challenger Best's efforts were not enough.
Among the words you'll want to work on from her epic scrum are dee-fuhr-VEHS-uhns, the abatement of a fever, and YOO-fyoo-izz-um, which is some crazy-fancy writing style.