Kansas City, Mo. (AP) A Missouri girl will get her chance to spell her way to a championship after all.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee has reversed its decision to disqualify morgan brown on a technical mistake made by her school. Brown was disqualified because her district north of Kansas City incorrectly registered students by district rather than by school.
Yesterday, Bee Director Paige Kimble said Morgan wouldn't be able to take part in the contest held in may in the nation's capital, but later in the day she said officials changed their minds after a “thorough review.”
Brown says she “jumped up and down and screamed” when she got the news.
The director of the regional spelling bee says she hopes everyone will be on the “same page” next year.
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