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Vocabulary Test Takes Away Some National Spelling Bee Drama

For viewers of last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw.


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‘Squushy Carrots’: Spelling Bee Kids Form Bonds

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).


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Spelling Bee Begins With 1st-Ever Vocabulary Test

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?”


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National Spelling Bee Semifinals Going On Now

Fifty semifinalists have taken the stage at the National Spelling Bee.


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Finals Underway At National Spelling Bee

The finals are under way at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


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Know Your ‘Pinealectomy’: It’s Spelling Bee Time

The 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway.


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1st National Spelling Bee Winner Neuhauser Dies

Frank Neuhauser, who in 1925 won the first national spelling bee with the word “gladiolus,” has died. He was 97.