Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ansun Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, left, and Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, N.Y., celebrate as they wait for the rest of their families to join them on stage after being named co-champions of the National Spelling Bee, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A 1st in 52 years: Co-champs at the Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — When the confetti flew, the two boys stood in the center of the stage and shook hands. They held up the trophy together. Both were champions, a Spelling Bee finish […]

05/30/2014

Scripps National Spelling Bee finalists stand hand in hand on the stage with their medals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The finals are scheduled for Thursday night. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

2 boys declared co-champions of Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe […]

05/29/2014

Scripps National Spelling Bee finalists stand hand in hand on the stage with their medals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The finals are scheduled for Thursday night. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

12 spellers make National Spelling Bee finals

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Jacob Williamson shrieked with delight, sank to his knees and pounded the stage as his name was called as one of the 12 finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. […]

05/29/2014

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

A participant spells out a word on his hand before spelling it, National Spelling Bee. (AP Photo)

After 1st vocab test, Spelling Bee gets a champion

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A spelling bee week that began with curiosity and angst over a new vocabulary test was set to end the familiar way — with bright kids spelling difficult words under […]

05/30/2013

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‘Glasnost’ opens up onstage rounds at Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The National Spelling Bee opened with “glasnost” and was soon followed by “perestroika” — a fascinating choice of words for a group of youngsters born long after the heyday of […]

05/29/2013

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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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12-year-old boy wins National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gaining confidence as he nailed questions about obscure island chains, bodies of water, global trade and culture, 12-year-old Sathwik Karnik cruised to victory Wednesday in the 2013 National Geographic Bee. Sathwik, of […]

05/22/2013

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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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