Thursday, June 01, 2006

Girl Power at the Spelling Bee

For the first time in 8 years the National Spelling Bee Champion is a girl and her name is Katherine "Kerry" Close.
Kerry was named the Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion in the 20th round after correctly spelling the word "ursprache," which is defined as "a parent language, especially one reconstructed from the evidence of later languages."

According to the stats, there were 275 spellers, the most ever in the National Spelling Bee's history. Of those 275, 136 were girls.

Of course, everyone who competes in the spelling bee at the national level is already a winner because they have had to win several bees on their way to the nationals.

And yes, I'm a word geek and was able to get clear enough reception at SpecOps to watch the last 45 minutes of it.

Way to go girls!


Blogger NotSoccer Mom said...

i would have so kicked butt in a spelling bee. but i don't recall ever having one at any of my schools. oh well.

3:03 PM  

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