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.
For the first time after six years, we are not watching the National Spelling Bee live. All of the regional spelling champions are buzzing in National Harbor this Memorial Day week for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.