National Spelling Bee

Srinath Venkat Mahankali of New York, New York, concentrates while correctly spelling his word during the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals at the Gaylord National Convention Center May 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Only 49 of the original 283 top young spellers made it to the semifinals to compete for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Memorable Words From National Spelling Bee Semifinals

Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

05/28/2015

(From left) Harry Harman of New Concord, Ohio; Dylan O'Connor of Alexandria Bay, New York; and Tajaun Gibbison of Mandeville, Jamaica celebrate after advancing to the semifinals of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 28, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

5 Memorable Moments From the National Spelling Bee

Five memorable moments from Thursday’s semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

05/30/2014

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50 Advance In National Spelling Bee, 6-Year-Old Lori Anne Madison Not Among Them

Lena Greenberg was in constant motion as she stood waiting for her turn at the microphone at the National Spelling Bee — arms waving, feet dancing, head bobbing.

05/30/2012

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Va. Girl Is Youngest Ever In National Spelling Bee

The youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee was running around in a stream with a friend, hunting for rocks. Suddenly, she came charging up the bank and headed straight for her mother.

05/29/2012

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6-Year-Old Lori Anne Madison To Become Youngest Ever In National Spelling Bee

The youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee was running around in a stream with a friend, hunting for rocks. Suddenly, she came charging up the bank and headed straight for her mother.

05/28/2012