The youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been preparing to compete against kids twice her age with 20 minute study sessions as often as five times per day.
Edith Fuller, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, qualified for the spelling bee in March as a 5-year-old. This week she is facing off against competitors from 8 to 15 years old at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.
“She is just excited to be here,” Edith’s dad, Justin Fuller, told ABC News. “And she understands that it’s a contest. and she has a desire to do well in it.”
Edith, now 6, is home-schooled. Her dad and her mom, Annie Fuller, have been using study materials provided by Scripps to help Edith prepare.
“She’s been going over the spellings and the meanings of the different words and trying to …