SUMMER 2017 – TIME TO…SPELL!

Happy summer solstice! Now that the Scripps National Spelling Bee is done, does this mean that bee season is over? Perhaps for some, but not for others. Summer is a great time to indulge in all sorts of literary and word-oriented pursuits. Just as libraries encourage children to use summer as the perfect time to read, bee programs of all sorts are preparing bees for the summer. Both the North South Foundation and the South Asian Spelling Bee are busy holding qualifying bees for their national bees, both of which…

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2017 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE FINALS

For those lucky enough to stroll into the Maryland Ballroom at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, an enclave outside of Washington DC, on the evening of June 1st, the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee was truly a spectacle worthy of great memories. And aside from families, spellers, and media reps clad in various shades of casual dress, high-ranking outsiders dressed to the nines in suits and ties and snappy dresses occupied a reserved section at the front of the ballroom just behind the judges. These included…

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