Five memorable moments from Thursday’s semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:
Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe were declared co-winners after judges nearly run out of championship words.
A dozen of the nation’s best young spellers are competing for the title of Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.
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.
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.
A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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.
Thirteen-year-old Khaled Mohamed won the Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday by correctly spelling “eulogy.”
Nearly 300 proficient spellers have gathered at a convention center outside Washington to take part in the preliminary rounds of the 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.