‘Serrefine’ wins spelling bee

A Californian won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling the word “serrefine.”

Thirteen-year-old Evan O’Dorney of Danville, California won $35,000 cash, a $5,000 scholarship, a $2,500 savings bond and a set of reference works in the annual competition.

Serrefine is a noun describing small forceps.

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  1. that kid who won the spelling bee must have been a genius because it seemed like he got all the hardest words, & still spelled every one right, and he didn’t even like spelling!

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