She’s one of the ten remaining spellers in the contest. The final spell-off will be tonight on ABC. The champion will get $30,000 cash, a $2500 savings bond, a $5,000 scholarship, and $2700 in Encyclopaedia Britannica reference works and software.
By making it to the finals, she is guaranteed $1,000.
Elizabeth finished tied for 42nd last year. If she wins, she’ll the the third home-schooled student in the history of the event to win. She is trying to become the first Missouri winner since home-school George Thampy of St. Louis wont he Bee in 2000.