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And Then There Were 9

Sriram Jagadeesh Hathwar, 11, from Corning, N.Y., far right, jumps in the air next to eight other finalists, upon on being told that they made it into the final round of the National Spelling Bee earlier today in Oxon Hill, Md. From left are, Lily Jordan, 14, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Sukanya Roy, 14, Newton Ransom, Pa.; Joanna Z. Ye, 14, Carlisle, Pa.; Mashad Nair Arora, 14, Los Fresnos, Texas; Nabeel Rahman, 13, Williamsville, N.Y.; Prakash Mishra, 13, Marvin, N.C.; Samuel George Estep, 13, Berryville, Va.; Dakota Jones, 14, Las Vegas, and Hathwar. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Question: Have you ever been a finalist in a competition? Which competition? How did you do?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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