CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A Clovis girl will represent New Mexico in the National Spelling Bee.
Ariel Kokoricha, 10, is a fifth grader at Clovis Christian School.
She beat 39 other spellers earlier this month and flew to Washington D.C. with her family over the weekend for the two day spelling bee that starts Wednesday.
To practice, Ariel uses a dictionary app on her Ipad and an audio pronunciation guide.
For the first time, the national spelling bee requires participants know the spelling and definition of the word.
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