Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spelling bee

  • (CNN)-- Lori Anne Madison, 6, stepped boldly Wednesday afternoon to the microphone, lowered it a bit to fit her height, and took on the word ingluvies at the National Spelling Bee.
  • (CNN)
  • By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Lena Greenberg was in constant motion as she stood waiting for her turn at the microphone at the National Spelling Bee - arms waving, feet dancing, head bobbing.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND – Fourteen-year-old Shruti Amin's quest for the national spelling championship began more than two years ago.
  • (Riverside Press Enterprise)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two finalists from last years Scripps National Spelling Bee and the sister of a past champion were among 50 contestants admitted to the semi-final round after a tense day of competition on Wednesday.
  • (Reuters India)
  • A San Diego girl became one of the 50 semifinalist at the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon. Snigdha Nandipati, 14, is an 8th grade student at private institution Francis Parker School in Mission Valley.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 6-year-old girl became the youngest participant ever to compete in the preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, getting off to a successful start by spelling dirigible.
  • (Reuters)
  • NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (USA TODAY) — The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee started Wednesday in the Washington area with 278 of the best spellers in the country battling for a $30,000 cash prize, $5,000 scholarship and a Nook Tablet.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every year since 1925, except during World War II (1943-1945), about 200-plus young spellers travel here on Memorial Day week to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • (ESPN)
  • WASHINGTON -- Visalia resident Bridget Byerlee left her humongous dictionary at home this week. Its awfully cumbersome to lug around, even for someone competing in the National Spelling Bee.
  • (Fresno Bee)

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