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2014-05-30 00:21:30

Co-Champions Declared for First Time Since 1962 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old speller from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old speller from Fort Worth, Texas, were declared co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight. The declaration of co-champions came after round 22, when Hathwar spelled "stichomythia," which is defined as "dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered in...

2014-05-22 16:24:28

CINCINNATI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The stage is set for the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee -- when the eyes of the nation will look to young spellers vying for the coveted title of champion. The Bee will take place May 27, 28 and 29 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. "The Scripps National Spelling Bee is one of America's most enduring celebrations of academic excellence. It's a great American tradition," said Paige Kimble, executive...

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...


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