Scripps National Spelling Bee

Elite 8: National Spelling Bee too easy for octet of champs

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude like any other in the event's 94-year history. Rishik Gandharsi sensed it as he stepped to the microphone for the ninth round of Thursday night's prime-...
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National spelling bee finals begin with 50 seeking title

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee have begun, with 50 kids on stage competing for more than $50,000 in cash and prizes and a new, custom-designed trophy. This year's bee had the biggest field ever, with 562 spellers, more than half of whom got in through Scripps...
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