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!!
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.
The 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee is well underway! After the first two days of competition, the field which once included 275 champion spellers, has narrowed down to 41.
We just heard the unfortunate news of Frank Neuhauser’s death. He passed away on March 11, 2011 at age 97.
With the regional bees having nearly concluded, most of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee participants have already been determined. Let me start by wishing this year’s participants the very best. For those of you who are first timers to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, you are about to have an experience of a lifetime […]
Participation of siblings in the Scripps National Spelling Bee is not uncommon. Every year, after the registrations are completed, National Spelling Bee publishes the statistics on siblings and relatives of previous participants. Being exposed to the bee only in the past decade, I can name quite a few siblings who have participated at the national […]
Congratulations to Swetha Jasti! Swetha Jasti won the 2011 Olathe District Spelling Bee and will be representing The Olathe News at the national contest to be held in Virgina from May 31st to June 2nd 2011. We have known Swetha and her family for almost a decade and they are very good friends of ours. […]
I am very pleased to welcome Josephine Kao to the blog team! Josephine competed at the national spelling bee for four years, 2006-2009, the same years that I participated. After developing an acquaintance, we became fast friends. She has been a good friend of mine ever since we met at the bee. One of the many […]