Month: August 2017

Are the National Spelling Bee Results Becoming More Predictable?

Are the National Spelling Bee Results Becoming More Predictable?

Spelling Bee Articles
The Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals unfold this week, and the Associated Press has just published an interesting article that suggests it is becoming easier to predict who will win the famous competition. Here is some food for thought: Spectators who follow the National Bee closely also watch the competitions that lead up to the finals. This gives them a better insight into who the top performers are. It is undeniable that spellers who participate in the North South Foundation preparation program end up doing better on the finals stage. This nonprofit foundation hosts national competitions for Indian-Americans in a variety of academic fields. The last 10 National Spelling Bee winners have participated in the foundation's spelling bee. So who are this year’s favorites to
US Scripps Spelling Bee 2017

US Scripps Spelling Bee 2017

Spelling Bee Articles
When the Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place in 2 weeks’ time, a lot of eyes will be on Ananya Vinay. Ananya is a 12-year-old student from Fresno, California, who has just won her third consecutive State Spelling Bee. According to the Associated Press, the winning word for Ananya was “Dipsomaniac”. Merriam-Webser Dictionary defines the noun “dipsomania” as "an uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors." So apart from glory, what will Ananya be competing for on May 31st and June 1st of this year? The Scripps prizes are as follows:   For Finalists: A medal from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 6th Place - $2,500 5th Place - $5,000 4th Place - $10,000 3rd Place - $20,000 2nd Place - $30,000   For the Champion: A $40,000
The US Scripps Spelling Bee Spellers

The US Scripps Spelling Bee Spellers

Spelling Bee Articles
The US Scripps Spelling Bee  2017 Final is just around the corner, and almost 300 passionate spelling bee spellers will be taking part in the event. For snapshots of the competitors visit http://spellingbee.com/meet-the-spellers/2017 Some interesting statistics: Grades represented run from K through to 8. Competitors are aged between 6 and 15, with Edith Fuller from Oklahoma being the youngest. The states with the most competitors are Illinois and Ohio, followed closely by Texas, New York and California.   Europe - 1 American Samoa - 1 Canada - 7 Ghana - 1 Bahamas - 1 South Korea - 2 Jamaica - 1 Alabama - 1 Alaska - 2 Arizona - 2 Arkansas - 1 California - 16 Colorado - 2 Connecticut - 1 DC - 1 Delaware - 1 Florida
Cool Things To Know About The US National Spelling Bee Finals

Cool Things To Know About The US National Spelling Bee Finals

Spelling Bee Articles
The 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee tournament Final is just around the corner. Here is some cool trivia about the event.   Youngest Ever participant This year’s finals will feature the youngest contestant ever. Edith Fuller is a 5-year-old from Oklahoma who beat more than 50 other children in Tulsa to advance to the finals. Annie Fuller, Edith’s mother, said family members learned Edith was gifted last summer when she spelled “restaurant” correctly on her first try. Edith breezed by spelling words like odori, colloquial and sevruga, according to Tulsa World. Her final word, jnana, means knowledge acquired through meditation, according to Merriam-Webster. For more details, see the following article in the Washington Post.   A Ratings Winner ESPN airs the f