National Spelling Bee Final Results 30 May 14

The last Minnesotan was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC during the semi-final round on Thursday. Thirteen-year-old Mark Kivimaki of Edina correctly spelled his Round 5 word, “ebullition” – defined as a state of bubbling up or boiling. But he then stumbled when he misspelled “Ananke” – which means “personification of ultimate fate that gods must yield to.” The other Minnesota kids eliminated earlier in the spelling bee were from Austin, Brainerd, Fairmont and Slayton. The 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with a tie for first place Thursday, with teens from Painted Post, New York and Fort Worth, Texas taking home the honors.