Latest 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee Stories

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,...

2009-05-28 21:36:30

Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, won The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington Thursday. The eighth grader won the competition after correctly spelling the word Laodicean, which she was told means lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics. Tim Rutter, 12, of Virginia, came in second. The word he was ousted for misspelling was Maecenas. Aishwarya Pastapur, 13, of Illinois, came in third place. She was eliminated after spelling the word menhir wrong. Dancing...

2009-05-28 09:11:41

U.S. Olympic gymnast and current Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson is set to appear on The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee, ABC announced. Johnson's former junior high school teacher, Mary Brooks, is the Bee's head judge, the network noted. The event, which is to take place in Washington, is slated to air on ABC Thursday night. DWTS host Tom Bergeron has signed on to preside over the Bee. Johnson is expected to join him at the broadcast desk at some point during the competition...

Word of the Day
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).