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2013-05-23 12:24:07

CINCINNATI, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The stage is set for the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee -- where international attention will shine on young spellers vying for the coveted title of champion. The Bee will take place on May 28, 29 and 30 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. "The Scripps National Spelling Bee is not only a competition but also a cultural celebration of the English language," said Paige Kimble, executive director of the...

2012-05-29 14:20:53

CINCINNATI, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Signaling the most-dramatic development in spelling bee competition since the National Spelling Bee became a live, nationally televised celebration in 1994, The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today outlined a vision for a new, international spelling bee that could be staged as soon as December 2013. The early-stage concept of the international competition features teams of three spellers from the participating countries, including the United...

2012-05-21 06:23:06

CINCINNATI, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee is the stage where international attention will shine on young spellers vying for the coveted title of champion. That includes spellers such as Arvind Mahankali, the New York City seventh grader, who is returning to the nation's capital region for the third time after reaching the top ten in the past two Bees; and Lori Anne Madison, the second grader from Virginia, who has shattered the record as the...

2011-06-03 00:14:00

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Penn., correctly spelled cymotrichous, a Greek-derived word meaning "wavy haired," to win the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. Sukanya, an eighth grade student at Abington Heights Middle School in Newton Ransom, Pennsylvania, represented the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in the competition. This was her third year competing in the national finals. Thirteen spellers took the...

2011-05-03 08:27:00

CINCINNATI, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 29, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will welcome 275 spelling champions and their families to the nation's capital region for Bee Week, a program of sightseeing and entertainment surrounding the 84th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Spelling champions hail from: the 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Schools in Europe, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana,...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- When Bee Week kicks off Monday, May 31, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will welcome 273 spelling champions to Washington, D.C., for the 83rd installment of the prestigious academic showcase. The Bee long ago expanded to include sponsors from all corners of the world, but the growing popularity of the program in the United States is underscored by the attendance this year of 266 American spellers, surpassing last year's record of 265. Bee Week The...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

ABC to broadcast Championship Finals live in prime time CINCINNATI, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee will mark several milestones: the largest field of competitors, an additional opportunity to spell onstage, and a new use of technology. When Bee Week kicks off Sunday, May 24, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will welcome 293 spelling champions to the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee - and will begin tweeting on www.twitter.com/scrippsbee. Twitter is just...