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Scripps National Spelling Bee

Youngest Speller In Spelling Bee History Disappointed With Mistake

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. — The youngest speller in National Spelling Bee history said Thursday that she knew the word she misspelled during the competitio...

WATCH: Youngest Ever Competitor At National Spelling Bee

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- Lena Greenberg was in constant motion as she stood waiting for her turn at the microphone at the National Spelling Bee - arms waving...

6-Year-Old Girl Is Youngest Ever In National Spelling Bee

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 07.28.2012 | Education

McLEAN, Va. — The youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee was running around in a stream with a friend, hunting for rocks....

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...

"I Love Nerds": For Spellers, Dorky's The New Cool

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

McLEAN, Va. — Lauren Kirk had a hamburger in hand, a new friend by her side. On Monday afternoon, she was one of the cool kids. The 14-year-old...

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.