Local girl falls in semi-finals of Scripps National Spelling Bee - WNEM TV 5

Local girl falls in semi-finals of Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Hannah Jackson (Photo courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee website.) Hannah Jackson (Photo courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee website.)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (WNEM) -

A Midland girl was one of 45 semifinalists in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee but failed to correctly spell her first word Thursday morning.

Hannah Jackson hoped to move on to the finals during competition but was unable to after stumbling on the word 'inquinate'.

Hannah is 14 years old and attends Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy in Saginaw. She is in the eighth grade.

The event is being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. It is being televised nationally on ESPN 2.

The president of her local chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. She competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2012 and 2013.

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