Great Neck sixth grader falls short in Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals

Brian Liu was eliminated after failing to spell the word meralgia

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2023, 9:37 AM

Updated 390 days ago

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The Long Islander who competed in the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee fell short Wednesday during the semifinals.
Brian Liu, a sixth grader from Great Neck North Middle School, was one of 121 spellers to advance after round four in Maryland.
Liu was eliminated after failing to spell the word meralgia, which is a nerve pain that is especially acute.


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