Nightly News | May 30, 2012
>>> she is just 6 years old, a second grader from virginia, totally adorable, and now she's a record setter. with poise and confidence today, laurie ann madison became the youngest competitor in the history of the national spelling bee . a little adjustment of the mike and she was all business.
>> hi, laurie ann .
>> d-i-r-i-g-a-b-l-e. dirigable.
>> applause for laurie ann and then high fives. sadly, she misspelled her next word, meaning a bird's crop. she didn't qualify for the semifinals, but we think it's fair to say she's still a winner.