Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was …

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was …

Nemmani would not have made it to the finals if not for the introduction of a new rule known as RSVBee which opened up the competition to those who did not win the regional or state championships but had come second or had won their school bee or had participated in a national bee before.

Aritra Banerjee of Rocky Hill spelled "asytrocyte" and Arin Bhandari of West Haven spelled "congratulatory" to advance.

The finals began with 41 spellers, and the number slowly dwindled over five rounds, but there was never a mass exodus from the stage.

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In addition to the trophy, Nemmani will receive $25,000 in cash, trips to NY and Hollywood as part of a spelling bee media tour, a pizza party for his classmates at Scoggins Middle School and a complete Merriam-Webster reference library.

"She's a really, really good speller".

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Not knowing a word doesn't always mean a speller will get it wrong - the savviest competitors can piece together a word by relying on their knowledge of roots and language patterns.

He takes home more than $42,000 in cash and prizes.

Scripps' Spelling Bee additionally offers an interactive way to seemingly view the competition outside of ESPN.

"I had confidence, but I didn't really think it would happen", Nemmani said moments after receiving his trophy at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in suburban Washington.

The stress of competing against the dictionary was etched on many spellers' faces as they took their turn at the microphone and in front of the television cameras.

Kaplan is one of 16 students who have made the finals after at least 500 others were eliminated during the preliminaries.

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Google recently compiled a list of the top searches that included the phrase "how to spell" from the past year.

Google Trends has a released a new map of "America's Most Misspelled Words", and the word that CT residents search for the most is "sincerely".

Nearly a cult among Indian-Americans, Spelling Bees are organised by community organisations and by businesses wanting to reach them.

Naysa's close friend, Jashun Paluru of West Lafayette, Indiana, finished fourth, spelling with flair and spending most of his time in between words chatting animatedly with Naysa.

"I already studied this morning", Atman said Thursday morning.

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