Just a short entry until I get home. History was made at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee where they crowned 8 finalists co-champions after 4+ hours, 20 rounds and nearly 40 championship-level words without a miss. Among the 8 champions were 3 of my students: Sohum, Saketh and Rohan. So proud of their accomplishments. Will write about it fully when I get back home and things settle down. Amazing!
Ever wonder why spelling bees are even possible? Why is it that spelling is so difficult, and requires hours and hours of study to master? How is it that spellers misspell? Don’t most languages have rules that govern their spellings?