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California Teen Wins US National Spelling Bee

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Snigdha Nandipati has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Announcer: “Guetapens.” Nandipati: “Guetapens. Is it French?” Announcer: “It’s from French.” Nandipati: “Guetapens. G-U-E-T-A-P-E-N-S, Guetapens. [Applause] Second announcer: “And guess what? We have a champion of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Snigdha Nandipati.” Her correct spelling of the French word meaning ambush earned Snigdha […]

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California Teen Wins National Spelling Bee

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Snigdha Nandipati has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. “Guetapens. Guetapens, is it French? It’s from French. Guetapens, g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s, Guetapens.[Applause] And guess what? We have a champion of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Snigdha Nandipati.” The 14-year-old eighth grader from San Diego, California, who finished second in last year’s bee, won the 85th […]

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6 Year-Old Girl Youngest Contestant Ever in Spelling Bee

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Can you spell “dirigible?” Six year-old Lori Anne Madison can — and her skills won her a spot as the youngest contestant ever to compete in the annual National Spelling Bee. 278 boys and girls from ages six to 15 competed in the first round near Washington Wednesday, sponsored by Scripps newspapers. They were asked […]

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Third Time the Charm for Winner of 2011 US Spelling Contest

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A 14-year-old girl from Pennsylvania won the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington Thursday. Sukanya Roy won the $30,000 cash prize when she correctly spelled a word that means having wavy hair . The Indian-American eighth grader from Abington Township also won a reference library and more than $10,000 in scholarships and other prizes. […]

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