Arizona’s Aliyah Rachel Alpert Advances to the Finals Round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Phoenix, Ariz., June 1, 2022 — Aliyah Rachel Alpert, 11, a 6th grader from Alpert Homeschool, has out-spelled 222 other national competitors to advance as one of the 12 finalists in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Alpert advanced through 7 rounds of the Scripps National Bee successfully spelling words including, “nuciform”, “dyspathy”, and “croupous”. View the Scripps National Spelling Bee speller summary for more details.

Aliyah Rachel Alpert spelling at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Photo Courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee

Earlier this year at the Arizona Spelling Bee, hosted by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF®), Alpert correctly spelled the word “foudroyant” in the 29th round to win the state bee. Each year, AEF sends the student who wins the Arizona State Spelling Bee to represent Arizona as the official State Champion in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.