List of Scripps National Spelling Bee champions

Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, New York, holds trophy as winner of 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (AP Photo)

‘German curse’ no more for NYC Spelling Bee champ

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As red and yellow confetti floated into his hair, the champ just stood there and cracked his knuckles, hardly the type of celebration expected from a 13-year-old. His smiles had […]

05/31/2013

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Spelling Bee begins with 1st-ever vocabulary test

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition. Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a […]

05/28/2013

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Spelling Bee kids will have to know definitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

04/09/2013

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Plans for world spelling bee put on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Spelling Bee is putting plans for a world bee on hold. The E.W. Scripps Company announced last year that it was considering an international competition. But now Scripps said it has “no immediate plans” to launch a world bee.

01/30/2013

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