Auburn student gets through second round of spelling bee

Emma Sroka, of Auburn, passed her first onstage test at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Tuesday.

Sroka, speller No. 338 in the competition, was asked to spell "pelog." The five-letter word is defined as "a heptatonic tuning employed for Javanese gamelans consisting of unequal intervals from which various pentatonic scales are drawn," according to Merriam-Webster.

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