OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Harini Logan kept trying to learn from her near-misses in online spelling bees. Recognized for years as one of the best spellers in the English language, she had never taken home a national title.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A speller has been reinstated into the Scripps National Spelling Bee field after successfully appealing that he was denied relevant root information about a word.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee was rolling smoothly through the second day of its first fully in-person competition in three years. Then it transformed into the SAT.
An onstage vocabulary round during Wednesday's semifinals introduced an element of randomness into the venerable bee, forcing spellers to demonstrate a different skill set and knocking out some of the bee's most accomplished competitors.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — One speller ran off the stage in the middle of her time at the microphone, saying she needed to pee. Another tried to walk back to her seat after spelling her first word correctly, only to be reminded she had a vocabulary word next.
Dev Shah's dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places.
On a cool, windy February day with occasional rain showers, Dev spent five miserable hours spelling outdoors at Exploria Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer's Orlando City club, ultimately finishing fourth in a regional bee that he was forced to compete in for the first time.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 12-year-old Bentonville student has won this year’s of Arkansas State Spelling Bee.
Aditi Shashidhara won the contest on Saturday after correctly spelling the word strophic, which means using the same music for successive stanzas.
LeVar Burton has been hired as host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, giving the competition a celebrity headliner who's also a longtime literacy advocate as Scripps takes over production of the bee telecast.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi was at risk of not sending a student to a national spelling bee, but organizers scrambled and found a new sponsor and a new coordinator to keep the local, district and state competitions going.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance of what she was doing as she stood on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage, peppering pronouncer Jacques Bailly with questions about Greek and Latin roots.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee got a visit from one of the nation's most prominent educators: first lady Jill Biden.
The first lady met with spellers and their families before the bee Thursday evening and made brief remarks onstage.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The biographical blurbs about competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee include a litany of other interests, from sports to musical instruments to science competitions to Indian classical dance.
When the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled last year because of the pandemic, Avani Joshi didn’t lament her lost year of preparation.
KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A 13-year-old Maui boy who is a son of Tongan immigrants will represent Hawaii in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year's pandemic-altered competition...
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen finalists who will gather on an ESPN campus at Walt Disney World in Florida, Scripps announced Monday...
The longtime executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee has stepped down.
Scripps announced Paige Kimble's departure on Monday, effective immediately, after 22 years in charge of the world's preeminent spelling competition.
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week...
Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, There will be no fidgeting at the National Spelling Bee microphone, no banter with pronouncer Jacques Bailly, no pointed questions about definitions or languages of origin, no dreaded bell that signals a misspelled word...
There will be no fidgeting at the National Spelling Bee microphone, no banter with pronouncer Jacques Bailly, no pointed questions about definitions or languages of origin, no dreaded bell that signals a misspelled word...
The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus, meaning years of preparation by some of the country's top spellers could go for naught...
The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year. Whether it will have fewer champions remains to be seen...
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...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the National Spelling Bee (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 25 about the National Spelling Bee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that speller Anisha Rao is from Corona, California...
BRIDGEPORT — The city and national spelling bee competitions don’t exactly line up.
While Janelle Newell, a sixth grader from Multicultural Magnet School went straight to regionals and then the Scripps National Spelling Bee last week, the district was holding its competition.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a story June 1 about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jashun Paluru finished fourth...
OXON HILL, Md. — La Conner Middle School eighth-grader Charity Jordan arrived at the Scripps National Spelling Bee as one of 25 three-time participants in the 516-speller field.
And while she was among 179 spellers to place in the top half of the test portion and successfully spell her two on-stage words, she fell short Wednesday of the 28 points needed to advance to the semifinals.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Karthik Nemmani didn't win his regional spelling bee. He didn't even win his county spelling bee...
WASHINGTON - Six Texas spelling bee contestants spelled their words correctly on day two of the national competition, but none of the spellers will advance to the final round Thursday because their scores on the written exam were not high enough to make the final 41.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – What do a Korean dish and a spider’s spinner have in common? They both helped two Sauk Valley spellers land a spot in Wednesday's third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
WASHINGTON — A Connecticut eighth-grader did not make the cut to the final round Monday in the National Geographic Spelling Bee.
James Leone, a student at Middlesex Middle School in Darien, competed at the national spelling bee here, along with more than 50 elementary and middle school students across the United States.
Google Trends released a map of the most misspelled words by state and the results are a little surprising.
By tracking searches of ‘how to spell ___,’ Google was able to determine the words people in each state have difficulty spelling.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee...
This guy knows his ABC's.
Thomas York, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at St. Francis of Assissi School will be representing Rochester at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in suburban Washington.
Brent Earl Ebarle was nine years old when his family moved from the Philippines to South Carolina so his dad could work for Boeing. He was the only kid at Newington Elementary who spoke Tagalog, and he needed a little help catching up on his English skills.