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.


  1. Cool! I hope you do well! Good luck!
    Mme Nelson was trying to get the computer to broadcast espn so that we could watch you spell, but it didn't work...
    *Please say hi to Abigail for me and tell her that I didn't hang up on her but my phone battery died.*

  2. Woo-Hoo! Goooood for ewe! Cengradulationz on yer akcomplishment! :)

    Seriously, we are thinking of you and cheering you on, Anja Beth! Wishing you the best of luck (and total recall).

    Doug, Becky, Lexi & Carter

  3. Congratulations, Anja Beth! We are all rooting for you at Normandale.

  4. Go, Anja Beth!! We totally knew you could do it. Have fun spelling those words tomorrow!!!!!!!! :)

  5. You are amazing, Anja Beth! I will be sending all of the good vibes I can your way and will be cheering you on from home.

    Ms. Readinger :)

  6. Kim & DanielleJune 3, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Anja Beth,

    Congratulations!!! It is quite the accomplishment to just be there and now you've gotten to the semi finals, WOW!! Your home town, the Litwit's, school, family and frieds are all pulling for you, you make us proud!! As an added bonus you are getting to experience wonderful DC. We hope you have time to see the monumnets at night (after the bee, no late nights!) they are one of our favorite things to see in DC!! Have fun!! Kim & Danielle Schlender