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Spelling bee

Americana, Spelling, And Race: Doing The Right Thing

A spelling bee story that traveled like lightning as a parable of American democracy. “It demonstrated again that in our schools, every boy and every girl has a fair and even chance.”

July 3, 2015

Co-Champions Crowned At Scripps National Spelling Bee

By Bartholomew Sullivan, Scripps News NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — The Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned two winners Thursday night after a five-round duel in which neither could miss a word. In the end, Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, N.Y., and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, shared the prize. It was just the fourth time […]

May 30, 2014

Twelve Remain Standing For Finals Of National Spelling Bee

By Bartholomew Sullivan, Scripps News NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — “I know that!” Jacob Williamson, 15, of Cape Coral, FL, said when he got his first word, euripus, Thursday morning. And he knew his second, harlequinade, too, and pounded the stage with his fists when he was named one of Thursday night’s 12 finalists. The semifinal […]

May 29, 2014