Broken Bee? Spelling Experts Say Tougher Words Are Out ThereEven some critics who thought the words Thursday night were insultingly easy are optimistic that the bee can recover and produce a single champion next year and for many years to come.
Elite 8: National Spelling Bee Too Easy For Octet Of ChampsAll eight received the full $50,000 and a trophy, because Scripps simply could not come up with words difficult enough. One of the winners is from Maryland!
Too Good | Top Spelling Bee Kids Humble Dictionary In FinalsThe kids were just too good.
Toughest Words Aren't Tough Enough For 2 Spelling Bee ChampsFor the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti.
A 1st In 52 Years: Co-Champs At The Spelling BeeFor the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.
New App Helps Young Wordsmiths Prepare For National Spelling BeeGone are the days of preparing for the National Spelling Bee with flash cards. You guessed it--there's an app for that now.
Letters And Laughs At The National Spelling BeeForget the spelling. Victoria Allen was looking for a punch line.
'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.