Notasulga Girl, Alabama's Spelling Bee Representative, Misses Semifinals

Alabama's lone contender at the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee, Lindsey Grace Zimmer of Notasulga, failed to advance to Thursday's semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

The 13-year-old correctly spelled "longitude" and "anodyne" on Wednesday, but her score for those two rounds, combined with her score on the 25-word written test, was not high enough to qualify her for the semifinals.

Only 41 of the original 293 contestants move on to the nationally televised semifinals that start Thursday morning.

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