Scripps National Spelling Bee

(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:


Shayley Grace Martin of Virginia breathes a sigh of relief after correctly spelling a word during round six of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2 Boys Share National Spelling Bee Title

Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe were declared co-winners after judges nearly run out of championship words.


Ansun Sujoe (left) of Fort Worth, Texas and Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York hold their trophy at the end of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 29, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. Hathwar and Sujoe were declared as co-champions after 22 rounds of the competition.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A 1st in 52 Years: Co-Champs at the National Spelling Bee

A dozen of the nation’s best young spellers are competing for the title of Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.


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46 Kids Advance In Scripps National Spelling Bee

Forget the spelling. Victoria Allen was looking for a punch line.


Isabel Cholbi (right) celebrates with Katharine Wang after she correctly spelled her word in the round five of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Spelling Bee Kids Form Bonds During Time in Maryland

The Bee began Tuesday morning with a computerized spelling and vocabulary test, with onstage rounds starting Wednesday on the way to Thursday’s prime-time finals.


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Local Math Wiz to Compete in National Spelling Bee

Ask Jae Canetti to recite pi, and the numbers come out like a blur. Just when it sounds as if he’s about to stop, he takes a deep breath and continues. On and on. Until he’s reached the 131st digit.


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86th Spelling Bee Begins Unlike Any Before

The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition.


Nupur Lala, then 14, celebrates after winning the 72nd annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in 1999. (credit: MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Spelling Bee Champion Turned Movie Star Proves It’s OK To Be Nerdy

Of the 85 kids who have won the National Spelling Bee, only one became an instant movie star. She’ll always be the 14-year-old girl from Tampa, Fla., with the glasses and dark shoulder-length hair, her arms raised while leaping for joy.


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C-H-A-N-G-E-S at Spelling Bee: Kids Now Must Know Definitions

Ever wonder if those spelling bee kids know the meanings of some of those big words? Now they’ll have to prove that they do.


Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego, Calif., holds the trophy after she has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition on May 31, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

14-Year-Old California Girl Captures National Spelling Bee On ‘Guetapens’

The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with father at the wheel.