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May 29, 2014
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Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee
NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions."It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said."I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.
Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

breakingnews:

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee

NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”
The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions.
"It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said.
"I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.
It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.

Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

23:29 // 1 month ago
April 9, 2013
nbcnews:

Spelling bee whizzes will also be quizzed on definitions
(Photo: Alex Brandon / AP file)
It’s no longer good enough to spell six-syllable words — kids who hope to advance to the semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee also have to know what the head-scratchers mean.
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In other news, the organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are sadists.

nbcnews:

Spelling bee whizzes will also be quizzed on definitions

(Photo: Alex Brandon / AP file)

It’s no longer good enough to spell six-syllable words — kids who hope to advance to the semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee also have to know what the head-scratchers mean.

Read the complete story.

In other news, the organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are sadists.

17:40 // 1 year ago
March 22, 2011
First National Spelling Bee winner dies, word recitation skills intact: Frank Neuhauser spelled the word “gladiolus” correctly way back in 1925 to ensure his place in history as the winner of the first National Spelling Bee. He died March 11 at 97. source Follow ShortFormBlog

First National Spelling Bee winner dies, word recitation skills intact: Frank Neuhauser spelled the word “gladiolus” correctly way back in 1925 to ensure his place in history as the winner of the first National Spelling Bee. He died March 11 at 97. source

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10:43 // 3 years ago