In Washington D.C., the young spelling master will compete with kids as old as 15 from across the nation. "The Scripps National Spelling Bee is very proud of all of its spellers who advance and win their regional bee to qualify for the national final," a Scripps spokesperson diplomatically told ABC News. "We certainly look forward to welcoming Edith Fuller and all of our more than 280 national spellers who will come to National Harbor in May to compete and enjoy a memorable Bee week."
Annie Fuller, the proud mother, says the family discovered Edith's talent over dinner last year when she spelled restaurant without having been taught the word. “Learning the words was so educational,” Annie told Tulsa World. “She was able to learn about different countries and cultures and different kinds of food.”