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5-year-old Edith Fuller will be the youngest contestant ever at the national spelling bee

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee has never featured a younger contestant under the age of six. But that's about to change this year thanks to 5-year-old Edith Fuller, who qualified for the famed competition after winning a regional spelling bee in Oklahoma, according to CNN.

Edith will compete against teenagers up to three times her age.

5-year-old Edith Fuller will be the youngest contestant ever at the national spelling bee

WATCH | Five-year-old Edith Fuller will be the youngest contestant ever at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Edith secured her spot at the national spelling bee after spelling "jnana" correctly. She also knocked out words like Panglossian, Baedeker and sarsaparilla, surpassing the other 52 children at the event.

She cited diligent study as the key to her success. 

"Mommy asks me a word, and every time I misspell one, I will look at it," Edith said.

But her mother, Annie Fuller, said her daughter also has a natural gift.

"She is very bright," Fuller said. "We were amazed to find that she really has a knack for spelling."


The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee begins May 28.

5-year-old Edith Fuller will be the youngest contestant ever at the national spelling bee

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