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May 31, 2019, 3:37 PM
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!
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Jun 16, 2018, 7:50 AM
As a coach and a bee aficionado, I like to keep a close eye on the percentages and statistical trends that one finds through the careful analysis of words and their origins as they are given on the national stage. The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee was incredible, both from an entertainment perspective and an analytical perspective, to say the least.
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:51 PM
After almost a year-long hiatus from blogging, I’m finally back and excited to share spelling tips, word analysis and other orthographic information with you all again this summer! What better an occasion to start back on than the 91st annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
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Aug 21, 2017, 8:37 PM
2017 was one of the toughest years the spelling bee world has seen so far. Competition was fierce, as many spellers who had been rising through the ranks had reached their final year of eligibility, and all looked to seize the title of national champion. With the introduction of the tiebreaker test at the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee, the stakes rose even higher.