'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).
War Of Words: New Spelling Champ Is Crowned In Md.It was a war of words, but in a good way. The finals of the National Spelling Bee conclude in Maryland. The title was won on the word "knaidel," which is a type of dumpling.
Nothing 'Epideictic' About The Spelling Bee TestHello. I'm Speller No. 282. And I'm not going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But thanks to the new vocabulary test, I might have been a contender.
Spelling Bee Begins With 1st-Ever Vocabulary TestThe 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?"
Spelling Bee Kids Will Have To Know Definitions What does it all mean? That's the question facing spelling whizzes across the country, who learned Tuesday that they will have to know the definitions of some of the those tough words they've been memorizing in the dictionary.
12-Year-Old Wins Baltimore Spelling BeeA homeschooled 12-year-old has won a Baltimore spelling bee and will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
7th-Grader Wins First Lower Shore Spelling BeeA seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury has punched his ticket to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
California Girl Captures National Spelling BeeThe finals of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee are under way.

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