Scripps National Spelling Bee
The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.
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Ironically, an Edina teenager who made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals got tripped up by a word meaning “personification of the ultimate fate that gods must yield to.”
There will be five champion students representing Minnesota in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Twelve-year-old Mark Kivimaki, who goes to Valley View Middle School in Edina, just won the Seven-County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee over the weekend at Augsburg College.
One Minnesotan is among the 42 youngsters who have advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader Emma Greenlee, of Aurora, is among those hoping to advance to the championship finals on Thursday afternoon.
A 13-year-old from Little Canada is heading to Washington, D.C. in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now, Jacob Lahti has to learn 600,000 words in several languages.
A 14-year-old Menomonee Falls student is Wisconsin’s lone entrant in the 85th National Spelling Bee.
Twelve-year-old Elise Stahl from Greenfield, Minn., is studying hard, because she’ll be representing her state at the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C.
All things being equal, Anna-Marie Sprenger would rather win a dance contest than a spelling bee.
Two Minnesota students have advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.