Scripps National Spelling Bee
Dev Shah is the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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The 14-year-old eighth-grader from San Antonio, Texas spelled 21 words correctly during the 90-second spell-off.
Surya Kapu, 13, misspelled “leucovorin,” but his family successfully argued that Scripps omitted details when he asked a question about the word’s roots.
The former "Reading Rainbow" host says the Bee represents “the inspirational, aspirational ideal of education.”
"Zaila Avant-garde should not be the exception."
The first African American spelling bee champ describes competitive spelling as her “other hobby” 😳
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, also made history at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 14-year-old from Harvey, Louisiana became the first African American winner and the second Black champion in the bee’s 96-year history.
Organizers said they will try to reschedule the bee for later this year but did not commit to a new date.