Thursday, June 3, 2010
I made the Semifinals!!!!!!! I can't believe it. We just got back from a dinner/logistics meeting, where they explained how the Semifinals work. I found out my written test score this afternoon, and I got 24 out of 25. I also correctly spelled my two oral words, prerogative and Beetewk. They were each worth 3 points, for a total of 30 out of 31. The cutoff was at 27. My friends Sonia, Elizabeth, and Neetu also made the cut. I was happy to see a French word, bouleversement, no the written test. Some other words that were on the test were tocsin, apollyon, and pusillanimous. Today, during the break between rounds, we visited Madame Tussauds wax figure museum, which was very cool. The figures are so realistic! I'm being interviewed again this year by KS95, but I'm not sure exactly when. I'll update when I find out more. You can watch me in the Semifinals at 10am Eastern on ESPN, and the Championship Finals will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8pm Eastern.