In the seventh and deciding round, she guessed.
Through the first six rounds, Faith Peerman felt good about the words she had to spell – scrabble, macaroni, cauliflower, iguana, spherical and incorruptible. But in the seventh round, not so much.
“I guessed,” she said with a smile.
And she won.
Peerman, a fifth grader at New London Academy is the 2016 Bedford County Spelling Bee champion.