31st Scripps National Spelling Bee
The winner was 14-year old eighth-grader Jolitta Schlehuber of McPherson, Kansas, sponsored by the Topeka Daily Capital. She correctly spelled the word syllepsis. She had placed fourth the prior year, and was the first winner from Kansas. Second place went to Terry Madeira of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, who misspelled propylaeum,   A talent scout for The $64,000 Question game show in the audience invited Schlehuber to appear on that show, where she won $8000, which she used to pay college tuition.
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