While most five-year-olds are just learning how to read, Edith Fuller, of Green Country, Oklahoma, has much bigger plans. The pint-sized Oklahoman is set to become the youngest participant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee later this year, the Associated Press reported Monday.
Fuller beat out 53 other competitors between the age of five and 14, clinching the win by successfully spelling the word “jnana,” which — for those wondering — comes from Sanskrit and is a term meaning knowledge in Indian philosophy.
“It’s fun to share her with everyone,” Fuller’s mother, Annie told the Tulsa World. “I knew she’d be a novelty, so I’m proud she held her own.”
Annie Fuller added that her daughter, who is home schooled, had always been a natural at spelling. The The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee will kick off in National Harbor, Maryland on May 28. Last year’s grand prize was shared by two winners, Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga.
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