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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — For the fourth consecutive year, Henrico County middle school student Tejas Muthusamy has advanced to the finals of the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee.

The 14-year-old wordsmith spelled two words correctly Wednesday and passed a qualifying test to reach the finals.

The Moody Middle Schooler corrected spelled “filipendulous” and “buffoonery.”

Tejas’ mom and spelling coach, Sri Santhanagopalan, tells CBS 6 that he very excited and nervous.

CBS 6 recently spent the day with Tejas as he prepared for his fourth and last appearance in the spelling competition.

You can watch Tejas compete in the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee finals beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. on ESPN 2.

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