Michelle Yakubek, an eighth-grader at Harmony Science Academy in Euless, correctly spells "nirvana" in preliminary round two of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.
Michelle Yakubek, an eighth-grader at Harmony Science Academy in Euless, correctly spells "nirvana" in preliminary round two of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md. Allison Shelley McClatchy
Michelle Yakubek, an eighth-grader at Harmony Science Academy in Euless, correctly spells "nirvana" in preliminary round two of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md. Allison Shelley McClatchy

Bedford teen advances to semifinals in national spelling bee Wednesday

May 27, 2015 03:51 PM