THE #1 RESPONSIBILITY OF A SPELLER

I can't really think of a great introduction to this, so let's get to it: The first and foremost responsibility of a speller is to communicate with the judges as clearly as possible. Surprising? Maybe, maybe not. You might think it has something to do with the pronouncer. After all, the pronouncer gives you the word by which you survive to spell another round, or fall by the wayside. So you have to hear the word clearly, and that is tremendously important. But think about it. When you are up on stage,…

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