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Eastern Kentucky teen advances to semi-finals in National Spelling Bee

14 year old Emily Keaton from Pikeville is one of 42 contestants who made it to the semi-finals that take place Thursday afternoon.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP/WYMT) - S-u-c-c-e-s-s.

That is what one Eastern Kentucky teen is saying as she gets ready for the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

14 year old Emily Keaton from Pikeville is one of 42 contestants who made it to the semi-finals that take place Thursday afternoon.

This is the last year Keaton will be able to compete in the event, due to her age.

The youngest speller in the competition, eight year old Tara Singh from Louisville was eliminated Wednesday.

The winner gets $30,000 in cash and prizes and a big trophy.

Congratulations to them both.


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