Two Bay Area girls in Scripps Spelling Bee


Kate Anoufrieva, 14, is an eighth grader at Walnut Creek intermediate school. The other Bay Area contestant is 10-year old Varsha Senthil. She's a fifth grader at the Challenger School in San Jose.

They had some easy words on Monday, like "fourteen" and "drowsy" and some tougher ones like "acetarious" and "hukilau." No one was eliminated Monday's written test.

The finals will air on ESPN Thursday night.

Copyright © 2023 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.