Correct! Crowley speller advances to Round 3 of National Spelling Bee

Posted at 2:08 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 15:08:02-04

On Thursday’s GMA, Champion speller Michael Goss put our minds to the test with a small spelling bee similar to the one he’s currently competing in while in Washington, D.C.

Our crew was no match for Michael’s expertise in spelling. Scroll down to watch us compete against Michael on GMA.

Goss, 14, just completed his eighth grade year at St. Michael Elementary School in Crowley and is representing Louisiana for the third time at the Scripps National Spelling Bee currently underway in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday was the first day of preliminary competition with 515 spellers vying to make it into the final rounds of competition on Thursday, May 31. In round two of competition speller number 199, that’s Goss, was given the word ‘oxyacetylene’ which he correctly spelled to move on to the next round. 

According to Merriam-Webster the word oxyacetylene is defined as, "of, relating to, or utilizing a mixture of oxygen and acetylene."

Round 3 of the competition will continue tomorrow, May 30 at 7:00 am. Those interested in viewing the competition can do so on ESPN 3. 

The final rounds of competition can be viewed on ESPN 2 on Thursday, May 31 beginning at 9:00 am and then on ESPN beginning at 7:30 pm.

To follow Michael Goss and his spelling bee journey, visit


Watch Michael compete on GMA