May 31, 2019
Spelling Bee: Record eight children win Scripps National in the US
EPA A record number of eight children have been crowned co-champions in the US of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Thursday night the finalists, aged 12 to 14, correctly spelled their way through 20 tough rounds of the competition. Officials say this is the first time in the competition's 94-year history that there have been eight winners. Some 562 super-spellers under the age of 15, from across the US, US territories and six other countries, took part. As the final eight stood strong in the 18th round, Jacques Bailly, the bee's pronouncer, told them: "We're throwing the dictionary at you, and, so far, you are showing the dictionary who's boss!".
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