Topic: Scripps National Spelling Bee

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  • National Spelling Bee: 10 winning business words

    In the National Spelling Bee’s 85-year existence, a wide range of words have crowned the winners – from science words like ‘crustaceology,’ to musical terms such as ‘soubrette,’ and ‘appoggiatura.’ The list of winning words also includes several that could slide right into the pages of this newspaper’s business section. In honor of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, here are 10 business words from past years that have determined the champion. Will this year’s winning word make the list?

  • Spelling Bee: The final 50 will compete for $30,000

    The youngest competitor this year is 6-year old Lori Anne Madison. The winner of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee gets $30,000 in cash. Second place: $2,500.

  • A filmmaker breaks down ballet stereotypes

    Documentary filmmaker Bess Kargman followed the rigorous world of ballet competition for her new documentary 'First Position.'

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/03

    Antigovernment protesters sit on the ground as they listen to a Friday prayers' speech during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of Yemenis held a mass funeral Friday for 50 people killed in regime-sponsored violence in the capital.

  • Sukanya in good company: A look at the last 5 National Spelling Bee Champions

    Sukanya in good company: A look at the last 5 National Spelling Bee Champions

    Sukanya Roy joins the ranks of National Spelling Bee Champions. Here's a list of the last five Scripps National Spelling Bee champions and the words they had to spell to get there.

  • Spelling bee champion triumphs with 'cymotrichous'

    Spelling bee champion triumphs with 'cymotrichous'

    Spelling bee champion Sukanya Roy held on through repeated perfect rounds – where no spellers made any mistakes – to triumph at the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  • National Spelling Bee: Competitors ease tension with hugs and high-fives

    National Spelling Bee: Competitors ease tension with hugs and high-fives

    Thirteen children advance to Thursday night’s championship finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, airing on ESPN.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/02

    A three-year-old boy holds a flower to give to US Senator John McCain before his visit to an HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, Myanmar. McCain is in the country on an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations and is expected to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • In Pictures Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

    Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., holds up the trophy after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hills, Md., on June 2. Roy won by correctly spelling 'cymotrichous.'

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/01

    Swetha P. Jasti from Olathe, Kan., keeps a tight grip while spelling her first word during round two of the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.