CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner

Cupertino Girl Wins 1st-Ever CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee

Four hours of intense concentration ended Saturday afternoon when Neha Konakalla of Cupertino spelled “typographical” to win the first-ever CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee.

03/15/2014

Aleena Boby (R) of Fort Myers, Florida, and Grace Remmer (L) of St. Augustine, Florida, participate in the round two of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 14th

Today’s word is from New Latin and means “substitute.” It was spelled correctly by Sean Conley to win the 2001 final. Do you know it?

03/14/2014

Sai Gunturi celebrates his win in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee May 29, 2003 in Washington, DC.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 13th

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. On March 15th, finalists from across […]

03/13/2014

Nupur Lala, 14, from Tampa, Florida, celebrates after winning the 72nd annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, 03 June, 1999. (MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 12th

Today’s word is from New Latin and means “excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.” It was spelled correctly by Nupur Lala to win the 1999 final. Do you know it?

03/12/2014

Jody Anne Maxwell, 12, a seventh grade student from Kingston, Jamaica, hoists the winners' trophy. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 10th

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

03/10/2014

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands withthe 2004 Scripps Howard Spelling Bee champion David Tidmarsh, 14, of South Bend, Indiana, in the Oval Office, July 8, 2004 in Washington, DC. (Eric Draper/White House via Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 7th

Today’s word means “indigenous, formed or originating in the place where found.” It was spelled correctly by Tidmarsh to win the 2004 final. Do you know it?

03/07/2014

Speller Evan O'Dorney (L) of Danville, California, gets a hand to help to hold the trophy from Kenneth Lowe, President and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, after O'Dorney won the finals of 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee. ( Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 6th

Today’s word is of French origin and means “a small clamp used to temporarily close an artery during surger.” It was spelled correctly by Danville-native Evan O’Dorney to win the 2007 final. Do you know it?

03/06/2014

Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated by her mother Suju after winning the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington DC 30 May 1996.  (Travis HEYING/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 5th

Today’s word is of Latin origin and means “the act of burying someone alive.” It was spelled correctly by Wendy Guey to win the 1996 final. Do you know it?

03/05/2014

Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego holds the trophy after she has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 4th

Today’s word is of French origin and means a “to trick or lure into an ambush.” It was spelled correctly by Snigdha Nandipati to win the 2012 final. Do you know it?

03/04/2014

Katharine Close, 13, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, holds up the championship trophy after winning the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 3rd

On March 15th KPIX 5 and KCBS will team up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Finalists will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

03/03/2014

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