It was what you might call a perturbing day for one of the Iowans participating in the National Spelling Bee in Washington. Both of the Iowa students participating in the National Spelling Bee misspelled words yesterday and were eliminated in the opening rounds of the competition.
Annie Howard of Des Moines made it to the third round, but she misspelled the word macarize, knocking her out of the competition. Macarize means to congratulate, by the way. Quinn Meyer of Dubuque was Iowa’s other participant. He misspelled the word perturbed and dropped out in the second round.