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Scripps National Spelling Bee

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 07.31.2013 | Gay 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...

Knaidel And 13 Other Notable Words From The National Spelling Bee

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. — A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. _ KNAIDEL –...

10 Unusual Words From The National Spelling Bee

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. _ MELOCOTON - a peac...

PHOTOS: Spelling Bee Down To 11 Finalists

AP | BEN NUCKOLS and JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- A spelling bee week that began with curiosity and angst over a new vocabulary test was set to end the familiar way – with bright k...

'Spellbound' Star Reflects On '99 Bee win

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Of the 85 kids who have won the National Spelling Bee, only one became an instant movie star. For the millions who watched back in 1999...

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...

Siblings Aim To Make Spelling Bee History

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. — She looks like her sister. She spells like her sister, tracing the letters on her palm as she calls out the letters. Her goal i...

Sneak Peek At Scripps' Vocabulary Test

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- Hello. I'm Speller No. 282. And I'm not going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But thanks to the new vocabulary test, I mi...

PHOTOS: 2013 Spelling Bee Begins With 1st-Ever Vocabular Test

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- Jae Canetti said he screamed "No!" when he learned the National Spelling Bee would be introducing a vocabulary test. He started chan...

National Spelling Bee Quiz: How Would You Do?

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday announced a major change to the format, adding multiple-choice vocabulary te...

Major Change Coming For Spelling Bee

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — What does it all mean? That's the question facing spelling whizzes across the country, who learned Tuesday that they will have to ...

Spelling Bee's New Challenge

AP | Joseph White | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Ever wonder if those spelling bee kids know the meanings of some of those big words? Now they'll have to prove that they do. Organiz...

How One Dad Turned His Daughter Into The National Spelling Bee Champion

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents

OXON HILL, Md. -- The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with father at the wheel. "He'd ask...

National Spelling Bee Down To 9 Finalists

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

OXON HILL, Md. -- Nine spellers are bringing their brains and competitive fire to the final round of the National Spelling Bee. The field was cut f...

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...