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Sherman student falls short at National Spelling Bee

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Sherman middle school student Shomoy Kamal spelled all his words correctly at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee) Sherman middle school student Shomoy Kamal spelled all his words correctly at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland -- Shomoy Kamal from Piner Middle School in Sherman returned to the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage for the second day of competition on Wednesday.

The seventh grader spelled his word -- "biopic" -- correctly, but was eliminated from the finals due to his preliminaries test score.

"My ultimate goal is ... getting as far as I can, basically," Shomoy said.

The 12-year-old speller said he felt more prepared this time around, since he had competed in the national bee last year, when he tied for 42nd place. 

This year, Shomoy exited the event in a tie for 51st place.

The top speller at the televised finals on Thursday gets $50,000 in cash and the National Spelling Bee trophy.

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