Lori Anne Madison, The Youngest Spelling Bee Contestant

She is six years old and from Virginia. In the third round, she misspelled ‘ingluvies,’ which is “the crop, or widened portion of the esophagus, in many mollusks, insects, and birds.” posted on

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Lake Ridge, Va., reacts to the cold water while playing with friends in a park in McLean, Va., on Friday, May 11, 2012. Lori Anne is the youngest contestant in the 2012 National Spelling Bee.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., takes her seat as the youngest speller in the National Spelling Bee, before competing in the Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD- MAY 30: Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison reaches for the microphone before mispelling the word ‘ingluvies’ during the third round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. Lori who is the youngest speller to participate failed to make it to the finals of the annual competition. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Evan Vucci / AP

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, reaches for the microphone during the second round, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Jonah Gunter, 13, of Leavenworth, Wash., left, high-fives Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest speller in at the National Spelling Bee, after she spelled her word correctly, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, during the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: 6-year old Lori Anne C. Madison spells a word correctly during the second round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 30: 6-year old Lori Anne C. Madison spells a word correctly during the second round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 30: 6-year old Lori Anne C. Madison adjusts the microphonebefore spelling a word correctly during the second round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest speller ever to compete in the National Spelling Bee, reacts after misspelling her word, ingluvies, in the third round of the bee in Oxon Hill, Md., on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She will not be moving on to the semifinals.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD- MAY 30: Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison waits her turn to spell during the third round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. Lori who is the youngest speller to participate failed to make it to the finals of the annual competition. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Evan Vucci / AP

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Evan Vucci / AP

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Oxon Hill, Md.

Evan Vucci / AP

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest contestant in the history of the National Spelling Bee, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md.

GARY CAMERON / Reuters

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison attends a news conference at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, Maryland May 31, 2012. Madison, who was eliminated in Wednesday’s round, is the youngest speller in the Spelling Bee’s history.

GARY CAMERON / Reuters

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison laughs at a question during a news conference at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, Maryland May 31, 2012. Madison, who was eliminated in Wednesday’s round, is the youngest speller in the Spelling Bee’s history.

GARY CAMERON / Reuters

Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison ponders upon a question during a news conference at the Scripps National Spelling Bee semi-finals at National Harbor, Maryland May 31, 2012. Madison, who was eliminated in Wednesday’s round, is the youngest speller in the Spelling Bee’s history.

Alex Wong / Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31: Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison of Woodbridge, Virginia, pauses after she was told to put a bee hat on during a news conference at the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 31, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Madison was the youngest competitor in the history of the Bee. She was eliminated in round 3 after she misspelled the word ‘ingluvies’ the day before.

Alex Wong / Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31: Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison (L) of Woodbridge, Virginia, speaks as Spelling Bee Director Paige Kimble ® listens during a news conference at the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 31, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Madison was the youngest competitor in the history of the Bee. She was eliminated in round 3 after she misspelled the word ‘ingluvies’ the day before.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Lori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Va., right, the youngest speller in the National Spelling Bee, joins Samantha Steele, with ESPN, at the microphone, during the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 30: 6-year old Lori Anne C. Madison of Woodbridge, Virginia stands with ESPN reporter Samantha Steele after the second round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    Can You Make It Through This Post Without Your Ovaries Exploding?

    viral

    The Only Thing You Need To See From The MTV Movie Awards Is Zac Efron’s Shirt Get...

    viral
    Now Buzzing