Texas Teens Launch Their Own Spelling Bee After Scripps Cancels National CompetitionAn online spelling bee, launched by two Texas teenagers, is offering a consolation prize of sorts after the Scripps national competition was canceled because the coronavirus pandemic.
Past Texas Co-Champions Won't Have Chance To Compete After National Spelling Bee CanceledThere were hopes this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee wouldn't end in an eight-way tie -- that last year included 3 North Texas co-champions -- but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Texan Reigns Over The Land - 8th-Grader Wins 2019 National Geographic BeeSame song, different verse for a young Texan. Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, took home top honors in the annual National Geographic GeoBee.
North Texas Face-Off: Wild Card Turns Tables At National Spelling BeeNaysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose spelling career seemed to be building, sat next to a Texas newcomer whom she had already beaten this year.
National Spelling Bee To Offer Wild Cards; Expand FieldThe Scripps National Spelling Bee is establishing a new path to the competition that could result in the field of spellers nearly doubling, from fewer than 300 to more than 500.
Confident Ananya Vinay Wins National Spelling BeeAnanya Vinay showed little emotion as she plowed through word after word in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The champion later flashed a grin as she revealed how much confidence she'd brought to the competition.
National Spelling Bee Becoming Easier To PredictTo the fans watching, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock. But, as the bee has become increasingly difficult, spellers are less likely to come out of nowhere and hoist the trophy.
National Spelling Bee Launches Video Contest Even if you're not a champion speller, there's a way to win a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Nat'l Spelling Bee Co-Champ Being Honored By LawmakersThe co-winner of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee is being honored at the New York state Capitol.
National Spelling Bee Ends In Unlikeliest TieIf not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg 11-year-old Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He looked even stronger than his eventual co-champion, 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar.
Scripps National Spelling Bee To Add Harder WordsAfter two straight years of ties, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is adding more sting. The championship rounds will last longer and the words will be harder, as the spellers have gotten increasingly savvy.