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Two students will represent Oklahoma in the Scripps National Spelling Bee - KSWO

OK (KSWO)- Two students from Oklahoma will be joining participants from across the country at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The two students representing Oklahoma are Rohan Rajeev, 14, and Edith Fuller, 6. Rohan is an 8th grader at Oklahoma ...and more »

What Makes The Spelling Bee So Hard - FiveThirtyEight

This week, 291 children, ranging from a single kindergartner to 124 eighth-graders, will assemble in National Harbor, Maryland, for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. ESPN, which owns FiveThirtyEight, will broadcast the competition Wednesday on ESPN3 ...and more »

More than 65 Indian Americans in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee - The American Bazaar

The preliminary process for this year's competition was started eight months ago. Country's top spellers are being tested at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in suburban Washington, D.C.. The preliminary test was held at the Maryland Ballroom on ...and more »

America's Most Commonly Misspelled Words by State - U.S. News & World Report

Google is getting into the spelling bee spirit. In honor of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, Google Trends analyzed data from nationwide spelling searches between Jan. 1 and April 30. The national spelling bee will ultimately crown a ...and more »

The National Spelling Bee's new normal: $200-an-hour teen spelling coaches - Washington Post

In the world of competitive spellers, Sylvie Lamontagne is known as a juggernaut. She placed fourth in last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, and ninth in 2015. Last summer, she traveled to California and won the Spelling Bee of China's North ...and more »

Misspellings, Mapped: America The How-Do-You-Spell-Beautiful? - NPR

It's National Spelling Bee week! That wonderful time of year when we honor young Americans' spelling prowess and admire their chutzpah for memorization and sussing out the "dreaded schwa." Lest we get too highfalutin (boastful, bombastic, vainglorious ...and more »

These are the winning words from every National Spelling Bee since 1925 - Business Insider

The runner-up Lyn Sue Kahng, seated left, puts her head in her hands AP The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee kicked off on Wednesday with nearly 300 young spellers from around the country gunning for a $40,000 top prize. The field of 291 children ...and more »

Here's the hardest word to spell in each state, according to Google - Business Insider

If spelling those words trips you up, don't worry — you're not alone. Google published a graphic Tuesday of "America's most misspelled words," a state-by-state look at the most common word preceded in Google searches by the phrase "how to spell.".and more »

Is Wisconsin Really That Hard to Spell? - New York Times

“Beautiful” and “pneumonia” hardly go together, but they ranked as the top two words that Americans most sought how to spell in the first four months of this year, according to an analysis by Google Trends. The analysis, which covered Jan. 1 through ...and more »

20 Winning Words From Past National Spelling Bees - Mental Floss

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the world's best young spellers will assemble together under one roof to determine which one (or two) will be crowned champion of the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. While we breathlessly await that moment, let's ...and more »