Spelling bees are interesting. With the exception of the few occasions, including the past two years, when there were co-champions, there is always only one person hoisting the coveted spelling bee trophy. The odds of winning the bee are one in approximately 11 million. With those kinds of crazy chances, how easy can it be for […]
Hello Everyone! It feels like only a few days ago, Gokul and I hoisted the trophy, but Bee Week 2016 is already around the corner!! 2 weeks ago, Scripps released their changes for the 2016 Bee. Some of the new rules were expected, considering the outcome of the bee in 2014 and 2015. As a speller, […]
Hello Everyone! Quick update – Gokul and I (Vanya) were guest judges on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars – Celeb! The theme? Spelling, of course
Hello Everyone! I know that it has been a while since we blogged. This year’s bee season is well underway and we are planning to start blogging again to share spelling related information. Right now, we have revamped our site with new and exciting information. Go to the “Coaching Options” tab where we have outlined our […]
Stuti Mishra smiled in triumph. The Floridian had just been declared the 2011 North South Foundation (NSF) Senior Spelling Bee champion after having remained the only speller to have spelled her word correctly in Round 6 of the final phase. The word that Stuti orthographized to secure her win was ‘feretory’, a place for keeping […]
On June 2, 2011, Sukanya Roy was crowned the 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion!! CONGRATULATIONS, Sukanya!!
Congratulations to Sukanya Roy for emerging as the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee 1st place champion!
The Finals are just about to start!! The finalists are 13 strong contenders: Speller No. 24, Laura Newcombe Speller No. 25, Veronica Penny Speller No. 29, Dhivya Senthil Murugan Speller No. 98, Lily Jordan Speller No. 141, Dakota Jones Speller No. 151, Nabeel Rahman Speller No. 152, Sriram Hathwar Speller No. 157, Arvind Mahankali Speller […]
Round 5 begins with 35 spellers. Unfortunately, the first speller of the round, Snigdha Nandipati misspelled her word kerystic after substituting an ‘i’ for the ‘y’. Again Laura and Veronica cruised through their words theopneustic and arbustum, with Veronica taking her time as usual to ensure that she gets the word right.
Paul Loeffler named Laura Newcombe, Joanna Ye, and Nicholas Rushlow as this year’s bee favorites at the start of the ESPN broadcast. However, there are many strong competitors today who will contribute to the intensity, unpredictability, intrigue of the bee.