Scripps National Spelling Bee

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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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.


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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.


Sibling rivalry will play out at AARP spelling bee

(AP) – An old case of sibling rivalry could spell trouble at the upcoming AARP National Spelling Bee in Cheyenne. The bee is open to anyone age 50 and older, and it’s very competitive. The […]


San Diego student to compete in Spelling Bee Semifinals

(CNS) – Francis Parker School eighth-grader Snigdha Nandipati powered her way through three more rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., today, spelling such everyday words as stochastically, compas and rhonchus […]


Southland students win spot in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Three Southland students will be minding their p’s and q’s as they compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee which begins today in Maryland. 12-year-old Nickan Fayyazi from Portola Highly Gifted Magnet in Tarzana, 13-year-old […]