For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.
Gone are the days of preparing for the National Spelling Bee with flash cards. You guessed it–there’s an app for that now.
Forget the spelling. Victoria Allen was looking for a punch line.
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).
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.
Hello. 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.
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?”
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.
A homeschooled 12-year-old has won a Baltimore spelling bee and will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
A seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury has punched his ticket to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The finals of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee are under way.
Fifty semifinalists have taken the stage at the National Spelling Bee.