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Culver City Seventh Grader Advances At Scripps National Spelling Bee

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A local seventh-graders have advanced to the semifinals of the nation’s biggest spelling bee.

Cooper Komatsu, who attends Culver City Middle School, correctly spelled amarillo – a noun referring to any of several tropical American timber trees — and nockerl — an Austrian souffle — during the second and third rounds of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. 109 more words


Here's how the National Spelling Bee's official pronouncer says 'GIF'

Jacques Bailly won the 1980 Scripps Spelling Bee and has served as the Bee’s official pronouncer since 2003, making him America’s foremost expert on the correct way to properly say things in English. 33 more words


Genius competitor asks for 'an easy word' at the National Spelling Bee

The National Spelling Bee is full of kids who are smarter than most people — or at least better at spelling than perhaps even Microsoft Word’s spellcheck. 146 more words


Iowans Striving to Earn Top Prize at National Spelling Bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Scripps National Spelling Bee starts Wednesday and two Iowans are competing.

Twelve-year-old Zander Reed from Ames and 13-year-old Bryan Keck from Dubuque are among the competitors. 87 more words


Recent Study Finds Spelling Bee Competitors Have 'Little To No Life Outside of School'

As the countdown to the start of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee hits the 12 hour mark, a recent study conducted by researchers at Brown University has been released stating that 65% of the competitors this year have ‘ 132 more words


Local Students Compete in Scripps Spelling Bee

Some students from our area are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C.

You can follow their progress in the competition on the website here… 26 more words


Not even National Spelling Bee kids can spell Matthew Dellavedova's name


The contestants at the Scripps National Spelling Bee know about a billion words each, but even they can’t spell (and many can’t pronounce) the name of Cleveland Cavalier Matthew Dellavedova. 11 more words