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Omaha 8th grader advances to Spelling Bee Finals

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Posted at 8:49 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 22:23:35-04

The only Nebraskan in the Scripps National Spelling Bee has advanced to the finals.

Number 140, Tharein Potuhera, will compete again tomorrow in Maryland.

The St. Wenceslaus Catholic School 8th grader said on his spelling bee bio that "he loves to write almost as much as he loves to read."