Scripps National Spelling Bee

Neha Konakalla
Sam H. Lawson Middle School (CBS)

Cupertino 8th Grader Out Of Final Round In 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.

05/29/2014

Neha Konakalla
Sam H. Lawson Middle School (CBS)

Cupertino 8th Grader Representing Bay Area In National Spelling Bee Final

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.

05/29/2014

Spelling Bee Winner

2 Bay Area Girls Vie To Become Country’s Top Speller At Scripps National Spelling Bee

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.

05/28/2014

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

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

Speller Lena Greenberg (L) and Nicholas Rushlow (R) celebrate after she correctly spelled her word during round 7 of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

KPIX 5, KCBS Radio Team Up To Host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee

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.

02/26/2014

Scripps National Spelling Bee

Chronicle Drops Sponsorship For National Spelling Bee

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.

09/24/2013

Scripps National Spelling Bee

All 3 Bay Area Teens Eliminated From 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Semifinals

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.

05/30/2013

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