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Scripps National Spelling Bee

WATCH LIVE: Host Mo Rocca Shows Off Geographic Knowledge

HuffPost | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.13.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Humorist and journalist Mo Rocca chats with HuffPost's Alyona Minkovski about moderating last week's 28th annual National Geographic Bee and his lates...

Winners Tie In Scripps National Spelling Bee

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 26 (Reuters) - Nihar Janga, a fifth-grader from Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, a seventh-grader from Painted Post, New Y...

Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...

There's No T-I-E in a Spelling Bee

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.03.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I have never been a fan of rewriting the rule book when it comes to sports. I wept a little on April 6, 1973 when New York Yankees first basement Ron ...

WATCH: Spelling Bee Contestant Has Spectacular Reaction To Wrong Answer

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

Sorry, Jacob Williamson, but that answer is incorrect. After the 15-year-old contestant was given the word "kabaragoya" during the 10th round of th...

7 Reasons Why We L-O-V-E The National Spelling Bee

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Sports

Who will be crowned the new Queen (or King) Bee? On May 29, one of this year’s 281 young competitors in the 86th annual Scripps’ National Spell...

Spelling Community (Or Kehila And The Bee)

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

What makes a community is a constant recognition of how each individual acts in accord with an investment in the success of our endeavors, the valuing of our principles and, most importantly, the wellbeing of each other, whether in the national spectacle of spelling prowess or in the communities to which we belong.

Weeklings!: Play the Gay Spelling Bee (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I test your gay spelling credibility with seven words related to pop culture, gayness, reality TV and gay iconography. Can you spell these words? No lie: They're pretty tough.

Jewish Word Wins Spelling Bee, But 'Princesses' TV Show Will Offend

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While some might think that the winning word of the Scripps National Spelling Bee being the familiar Yiddish word for what we Jews put in our chicken soup signaled the end of offensive Jewish stereotypes, think again. A new reality TV show is about to send us back several generations.

A Dumpling Won The Spelling Bee (Sort Of)!

Posted 05.31.2013 | Taste

Does it sound like a matzoh ball? That's because it is!

PHOTOS: 40 Adorable Moments From The 2013 Spelling Bee

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2013 | Sports

With confetti falling all around him, Arvind Mahankali hardly cracked a smile. After coming close in three previous trips to Scripps National Spelling...

Spelling Bee Semifinals, Finals Set For Thursday

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

By Ian Simpson OXON HILL, Maryland, May 30 (Reuters) - One of 42 remaining young contestants who coped with nerves and words like "st...

Blind 11-Year-Old Will Compete In National Spelling Bee

Posted 05.17.2012 | Good News

On May 30, Richelle Zampella, an 11-year-old from Oklahoma, will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Nothing out of the...

W-O-W! Youngest National Spelling Bee Competitor Ever

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.16.2012 | Parents

Lori Anne Madison is one smart cookie. At the age of six, the Virginia native won the 34th Prince William County Spelling Bee and will now go on to th...

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Challenges National Spelling Bee Winner

Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

Sukanya Roy may have thought her days of competitive spelling were over when she won the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 2nd, but apparentl...

Who Will Spell 'Winner' In This Year's Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Get out those dictionaries and keep up with the finalists of the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee, who will compete Thursday night. Out of 275 you...

Educate Yourself This Weekend With A Spelling Bee, Writing Workshop And Women's History Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Take advantage of ample educational opportunities this weekend in Denver. Head to the the Tattered Cover in LoDo for the Writers' Fest, where professi...

Hindu Spelling Whizzes: Why Religion Is Not Destiny

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

How are immigrants from a Hindu nation putting the Protestant work ethic to shame, even within spelling bees, the most American of contests?

This Week In Jill Biden's Clothes: Has She Ever Looked Better? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Jill Biden dazzled her way through two public events this week: on Tuesday she toured a simulated emergency medical services program at the Community ...

The National Spelling Bee's Best Moments (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It's the time of year again when adults find themselves laughing at adolescents who are much smarter than they are. Yes, it's the week of the Scripps...

Student Ejected from National Spelling Bee for Using Spell Check

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to bee officials, using Spell Check during a competition can result in a permanent ban from the sport, which could cost Mr. Van Kesseline millions in endorsements from dictionary companies.