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Slowly, the 14-year-old spelled the word — defined as an espresso with a dash of frothy steamed milk — in the championship round of the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at Texas Christian University.
Lourcey grabbed the top prize Thursday after 23 grueling rounds, winning a $200 check and a spot at the Scripps National Bee in Washington, D.C., this spring.
“The competition was tough. I never thought I would make it this far,” said Lourcey, who is an eighth-grade student at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth. “It’s a very indescribable feeling.”
Hosted by TCU’s College of Education, the bee started with 24 students sitting side by side on stage, as nervous parents, siblings and teachers filled the room.
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