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The Scripps National Spelling Bee got its first Black champion. Here's why it matters

Zaila Avant-garde became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee last week. Scholar Shalini Shankar breaks down the importance of this historic moment

Published on 12th July 2021
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Gurugram Class 8 student wins first Collins National Online Spelling Bee

The final went up to 12 rounds, where students were given words from the same band of difficulty level. 44 words were used in the final and Arjun's winning word was 'excusable'

Published on 6th October 2020
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For first time since WW-2, Indian-American dominated Spelling Bee cancelled over COVID-19

The action is due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus and uncertainty around when public gatherings will be possible or advisable

Published on 22nd April 2020
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Alabama girl breaks decade-long Indian monopoly at US Spelling Bee as 2019 edition ends with 8 co-champions

Indian-origin children do well in the Spelling Bee because the community prizes participation in it and several community groups and businesses organise competitions for children within the community

Published on 31st May 2019
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Indian-American Karthik Nemmani wins Scripps National Spelling Bee contest

But Nemmani, who was competing at his first national bee, displayed the poise of a veteran, seeming to sail through his words: "condottiere" (knight or roving soldier available for hire), "miarolitic"

Published on 1st June 2018
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Son of Indian-American Scripps National Spelling Bee champ hopes to make history

The field of spellers expanded by more than 200 this year because Scripps started a wild-card program to give opportunities to more kids from highly competitive regions

Published on 30th May 2018
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Kerala girl spells her way to success at MaRRS International Spelling Bee Competition

Marwa Sajjad, a student of the Christ Nagar International, is the second runner-up in the international finals of MaRRS International Spelling Bee Competition

Published on 11th May 2018

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