Scripps National Spelling Bee
A 14-year-old Bay Area girl who made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC made it to the final 12 before she was eliminated from the competition Thursday.
8th grader Neha Konakalla, who won the first ever CBS San Francisco Bay Area Spelling Bee in March, has outlasted dozens of other regional champions to advance to Thursday night’s live final on ESPN at 5 p.m.
A pair of bright young ladies are on the nation’s biggest spelling stage this week as the Scripps National Spelling Bee will crown the country’s top speller.
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?
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?
The road to Washington D.C. and the title of the nation’s top speller goes through Pier 39 for a field of elite students hoping to represent the Bay Area on a national stage.
Children from the Bay Area may not be able to compete in the upcoming Scripps National Spelling Bee, after the San Francisco Chronicle suddenly dropped its sponsorship.
Audrey Bantug, 13, of San Ramon, was the last of three Bay Area contestants to remain in the bee Thursday, after correctly spelling “oread,” “umami,” and “prosciutto” to advance to Round 6.