6-Year-Old Going to National Spelling Bee
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Six-year-old Lori Anne Madison is going to the National Spelling Bee. She qualified on Tuesday and will compete against teens as old as 15. (May 30)

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(date)[Notes:SOURCE: WJLA][Notes:DATE/LOCATION: MCLEAN, VIRGINIA/MAY 29][Notes:TRACK 1]NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CONTESTANTS WILL BE COMPETING ON STAGE NEAR WASHINGTON BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AND ONE YOUNG SPELLER WILL LOOK A LOT SMALLER THAN THE REST.[SOT/:LORI ANNE MADISON/NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CONTESTANT]"honestly it's not as big.. It's not like .. I'm going to the national spelling bee.. I'm more like, uh, it's fine"[Notes:TRACK 2]LORI ANNE MADISON OF VIRGINIA REALLY IS JUST SIX.COMPETING WITH KIDS MORE THAN TWICE HER AGE SEEMS TO PHASE HER AS MUCH AS A GAME OF "ANGRY BIRDS."[Notes:SOT/LORI ANNE MADISON/NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CONTESTANT]"very advanced actually. I almost got to all the levels"[Notes:TRACK 3]MADISON'S PASSIONS INCLUDE PLANNING HER FUTURE...[Notes:SOT/LORI ANNE MADISON/NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CONTESTANT]"I want to be an astrobiologist because I like biology and astronomy SOT: 11 :26 I'm also aiming butt to: 11:27 to be in the butt to: 11:28 swimming part of the olympics"[Notes:TRACK 4]AND ARGUING WITH HER PARENTS.[Notes:SOT/LORI ANNE MADISON/NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CONTESTANT]'i just do it and do it and do it until their heads spin.'[Notes:TRACK 5]THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS ARE SET FOR THURSDAY.BRYANT THOMAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)