Frisco 12-Year-Old Comes In 2nd To History Making African American Teen Zaila Avant-garde From LouisianaThe runner-up in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee was Chaitra Thummala, a 12-year-old whose family recently moved from San Francisco to Frisco, Texas. She has two years of eligibility remaining.
Scripps National Spelling Bee Will Return Virtually And In-Person In 2021Last year a pair of Texas teens launched their own event after the national contest was canceled, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee has announced it's return this year with a virtual and in-person event.
Digital Confetti And All, Virtual National Spelling Bee Crowns 14-Year-Old ChampionThe two Texas teenage ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running a challenging competition.
Spelling Bee Launched By Texas Teens Prepares To Crown National Champion, From HomeThe SpellPundit National Online Spelling Bee, an event created by two Texas teenage ex-spellers to fill the void left by the cancellation of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, is preparing to crown it's first champion.
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.
Fort Worth 8th Grader Advances To National Spelling Bee After 63-Round Regional ContestMaitri Kovuru won the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee in Fort Worth on Thursday, after a record-breaking 63 rounds and six hours of competitive spelling.
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.
11-Year-Old Girl Wins Fort Worth ISD Spelling BeeMaitri Kovuru of the McLean 6th Grade Learning Center took the crown in the “Area 6” group.
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.
Fort Worth Teen Declared Co-Champion Of Scripps Spelling Bee For the first time in 52 years, two spellers have been declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, and Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, shared the title after a riveting final-round duel.
Texas Spellers Among National Spelling Bee FinalistsTwo of the 12 finalists for the 2014 Scripps Spelling National Bee are from Texas, including Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth.