Ouster is the word that a Missouri sixth grader spelled correctly to grab a spot in the upcoming national spelling bee. Mariah Coffey, of western Missouri’s Harrisonville, is one of seven Missouri students competing in the annual battle of the spelling brains.


The bee will include 231 spellers from around the U.S. and world competing in the Washington, D.C. area. The preliminaries begin May 30 on Ion Plus and the finals will be June 1 on Ion.


(From Missourinet)