I’ve written quite a few posts about our spelling journey, and how everything progressed during the 10+ years we were involved in the Scripps Bee. However, this is a story that stays true to my heart and exemplifies the end of one of my daughter’s spelling experience and the beginning of the other’s.
Today is the start of Bee Week 2016! We have so many fond memories of the Bee Week. It feels like not very long ago, Kavya qualified for the first time to participate in the 2006 National Spelling Bee.
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 […]
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.
We have had quite a few posts since we launched this site back in January of this year and we hope that the readers are enjoying them, while also learning a thing or two about spelling bees. The blog team has attempted to convey positive messages to the spellers in all of the posts and […]
After winning the spelling bee in 2009, Kavya was invited to various events held by several organizations across the country. Among them was MastiSpell. We had not heard about this organization until they reached out to us requesting Kavya to be a keynote speaker at the 2010 Masti Spelling Bee. MastiSpell annually hosts a Junior […]
Before I “officially” commence my first post, I suppose I should formally introduce myself. My name is Josephine Kao–I competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for four years, from 2006-2009 (like Kavya). My highest placement was 13th place in 2008. During my spelling “career”, I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Kavya […]