Local fifth-grader on her way to Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Isabella Neubauer of Lowcountry Preparatory School in Pawleys Island will show off her spelling skills on ESPN3 Wednesday at 8am. 

Isabella beat out Carolina Forest grade schooler, Allyson Baumgartner for her chance to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. Isabella will be up against 275 spellers from all 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe. Other competitors come from Canada, China, Ghana, New Zealand, Bahamas, Japan and South Korea. 

Isabella is not only up against kids from all over the world, but also will be competing against five other South Carolina spellers from all over the state and varying ages. Read the full story of Isabella, including how much cash the first place winner of Scripps could take home over at The Sun News

Isabella Neubauer advanced to the Nationals with the word, "fauntleroy." I had no idea what fauntleroy was, so thanks to google I now know it is from children's novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1885 called Little Lord Fauntleroy

Check out Isabella's profile over on Scripps website. 

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