For Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., third time was the, well, periapt. That’s charm to most people. After finishing third two years in a row, Arvind, an eighth-grader, came back strong to win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee …
Eleven spellers go into Thursday night's dramatic 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee finals on live TV, including a two-time third-place finisher and other multiyear contestants.
Only 42 semifinalists will go before a nationally televised audience for the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday after being winnowed from 281 regional winners Wednesday.
Spellers began to be eliminated Wednesday in onstage rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
In addition to unleashing gems like weissnichtwo and humuhumunukunukuapuaa on us, the 281 contestants in the National Spelling Bee, which begins Tuesday, will have to know what the words mean too.
It’s known that kids can say some unexpected things. Thanks to video they can do some crazy things too. We get to watch it over and over.