Crowley native and wizard of words Michael Goss wowed Acadiana in his journey towards the finals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, that journey will not continue on this year.
Goss was not one of the finalists announced for the last portion of the national spelling competition. After two rounds, spelling oxyacetylene and stereoscope correctly, it was a preliminary test that decided his fate.
The test, a combination of spelling and vocabulary, is given to competitors before the rounds as the deciding factor to who will move forward to Thursday’s two-part finale. Around 50 spellers made the cut, scoring a combined 29 points or above on the test and spelling rounds
The remaining spellers who fail to make the cut, despite spelling their words correctly in each round were eliminated based on score placement. Spellers needed at least a 28 point score on the test to advance to the finals.
41 spellers will be advancing to the final round. See those competitors here
It is unclear where Goss placed based on his combined score.
Finals begin on ESPN2 Thursday with Part 1starting at 10:00 a.m. And continuing on ESPN with Part 2 at 8:30 p.m.