The Kentucky 13-year old who went into the semi-finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee was eliminated.
Emily Keaton, of Pikeville, spelled the word Chamaephyte wrong.
According to Merium-Webster Dictionary Chamaephyte is a perennial plant that bears its perennating buds just above the surface of the soil.
Keaton tied for 39th in last year's bee.
A 14-year old from San Diego won the spelling bee.