FURTHER 2017 NSB CHANGES

Nearly as reliable as the sun rising and setting, almost as inevitable as death and taxes, come the annual rule changes for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. As it happens, the bulk of these changes this year are pretty innocuous, but still noteworthy. So let’s take note and judge them accordingly. First up is the change to the Preliminaries Test. The past few years have seen the use of multiple choice Scantron tests for both spelling and vocabulary, with 12 questions devoted to each section. This year, the spelling portion…

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