Scripps National Spelling Bee
For viewers of last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw.
Some belong to The Order of the Squushy Carrots. Others are “Ghetto-pens” — a play on last year’s winning word, “guetapens” (GEHT’-uh-pahns).
The sign outside the waiting room read: “Preliminaries Test, Quiet Please.” Spellers emerged one by one, having taken the first vocabulary test in the history of the National Spelling Bee. They were greeted with pats on shoulders from parents and whispers of “How’d it go?”
Fifty semifinalists have taken the stage at the National Spelling Bee.
The finals are under way at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway.
Frank Neuhauser, who in 1925 won the first national spelling bee with the word “gladiolus,” has died. He was 97.