USA spelling bee kicks off with new tie-breaker rules
Jun 01, 2017, 01:11
Despite some tweaks created to ensure just one victor emerges at the end of the iconic annual spelling bee, things haven't worked out that way.
Three spellers, including Tejas Muthusamy from Henrico, are participating in their fourth Scripps Bee. The company's president, Linda Tarrant, said she's recently hired younger coaches who placed high in the bee, such as Gokul Venkatachalam, the other co-champion from 2015, and Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, the 2016 runner-up. For them, the bee is an all-consuming, year-round pursuit. She went on a boat ride on the Potomac River and later planned to study spelling words. "There's usually one or two people you see coming out of nowhere every year, but it's definitely very hard to have more than that".
But, back to New Hampshire: Perhaps there's something in the water, because diarrhea was the spelling it most often looked up previous year as well. The nonprofit foundation hosts national competitions for Indian-Americans in a variety of academic fields.
This year, the bee is welcoming its youngest-ever participant, 6-year-old Edith Fuller, who was treated like a celebrity as she walked the halls outside the ballroom Tuesday. Winand won the LNP Spelling Bee in March to earn his way to the national bee. "The beauty of the site is that it allows these teenagers to monetize their expertise, make some money, and use it for colleges and brand themselves on social media", Miao said.
Everyone has a word or two they can't seem to spell - misspelled is a good one - but Google Trends took it a step further by generating a map of each state's most frequently misspelled words, based on "how to spell" searches.
The bee is limited to students in eighth grade or below, with contestants ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old.
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I knew when she saw it and she tried it on, it was just [gasp], and when you have that [gasp], you know it's the right one. Dion was first spotted center stage surrounded by gorgeous beads hanging from the ceiling as she sang her heart out.
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