NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -

A Berks County student has been eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C.

According to the Scripps website, Emily Gunkel, of Schuylkill Valley Middle School, did not make it out of the preliminary round.

The semifinal round was held earlier Thursday, and the finals will be broadcast live on ESPN at 8 p.m. Thursday.