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.


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.


Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, New York holds his trophy after the finals of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Notable Words From The National Spelling Bee

A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.


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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.


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Local Seventh Grader Headed to National Spelling Bee

Thirteen-year-old Khaled Mohamed won the Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday by correctly spelling “eulogy.”


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National Spelling Bee Begins: 6-Year-Old Lori Anne Madison And Others Start With Computer Test

Nearly 300 proficient spellers have gathered at a convention center outside Washington to take part in the preliminary rounds of the National Spelling Bee.


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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.