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.
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 seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury has punched his ticket to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The National Spelling Bee is planning a world bee.