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OXON HILL, Md | Correction: Spelling Bee story

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — In a story June 1 about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jashun Paluru finished fourth. He finished in a tie for third. A corrected version of the story is below: Texas takes it: Dallas-area kids are tops at spelling bee The winner of the … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md | Correction: Spelling Bee story

OXON HILL, Md.  | Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md.  — The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn’t the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat next to a newcomer whom she had already beaten this year … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md.  | Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. | Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee

OXON HILL, Md. — Karthik Nemmani didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Throwing everything he had into his one shot at glory, 14-year-old Karthik outlasted better-known spellers and became the champion after a dramatically … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee

OXON HILL, Md. | The Latest: 14-year-old Texan wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md.  — The Latest on the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Fourteen-year-old Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthik spelled the word “koinonia” correctly to become the champion late Thursday. He also spelled “haecceitas” correctly after seventh-grader Naysa Modi from Frisco, Texas, missed … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | The Latest: 14-year-old Texan wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. | Dramatic finals of Scripps National Spelling Bee to begin

OXON HILL, Md. — The dramatic final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are set to begin. Forty-one spellers advanced to Thursday’s finals out of a field of 516 — by far the largest in the 93-year history of the competition. Scripps started a wild-card program this year that created a path to nationals … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | Dramatic finals of Scripps National Spelling Bee to begin

OXON HILL, Md. | Only 1 in 10 will advance at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee has drawn the largest number of competitors in its history, 516 spellers, but the field gets much smaller Wednesday with the announcement of the 50 or so spellers who will make Thursday’s finals. Among the competitors is 12-year-old Atman Balakrishnan, who has tough shoes … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | Only 1 in 10 will advance at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. | Son of National Spelling Bee champ hopes to make history

OXON HILL, Md. — This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee has drawn the largest number of competitors in its history, 516 spellers, but the field gets much smaller Wednesday with the announcement of the 50 or so spellers who will make Thursday’s finals. Among the competitors is 12-year-old Atman Balakrishnan, who has tough shoes to … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | Son of National Spelling Bee champ hopes to make history