From left, Eliza Collier, Neha Kodali and Jiya Shetty stand in line for their turn at the mic during the 2019 Missourian Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday in Keller Auditorium. Neha would go on to win the competition in Round 40, with Jiya taking second place. Neha will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. Story on Page 4A.

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