Belton eighth-grader out at National Spelling Bee

Seth Acup, an eighth grader at Heartland Christian School in Belton, met his match this morning at the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

Seth, 14, stumbled in the second round on liniment.

Three other students from the area remain in contention in what began as a 274-contestant field. Round three will begin Thursday afternoon to determine the semifinalists.