Desi girl Tussah Heera, a home-schooled desi girl from Las Vegas, has been knocked out of the Spelling Bee 2009 finals.
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Tussah was tripped by the word herniorrhaphy.
* Speller No. 158, Tussah Heera
Age, Grade: 13, Eighth Grade
School: Home School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsor:Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevada