Huntsville’s Erin Howard eliminated in finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Improves on last year’s finish

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WASHINGTON, DC – After a run that saw her make it all the way to the final 15, Huntsville’s Erin Howard is now out of the National Spelling Bee.

Erin was eliminated from the competition for the word Klydonograph, which is defined as an instrument that makes a photographic record of electric surges in power lines.  She placed 11th in the competition, competing against nearly 300 other finalists over two days.

Erin is a student at Mountain Gap P-8 school.   She won the Alabama State Spelling Bee two years in a row.

Erin improved her performance in the spelling challenge. Last year, she tied for 22nd place.

Congratulations, Erin!  The Tennessee Valley is proud of you for all that you’ve accomplished!






Erin has dropped by the WHNT News 19 studio a few times for an impromptu spell off.  We already knew she was a great speller.