Congratulations Afua Ansah Manukure!
You came far and we are all proud of you. Afua is the first speller from Ghana to reach the final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in nine years
Spellers from Ghana have been competing in the bee for nine years, but no one has ever come as far as speller 49, Afua Ansah.
Afua misspelled "Liechtenstein" and is out. But before the finals began, she and her sponsor said they were thrilled to have gotten this far. She had a cheering section in the audience.