Spelling Bee

Drake performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)

Drake Clue Not Enough To Save Contestant At National Spelling Bee

Contestant Dev Jaiswal was asked to spell the word “bacchius,” but needed it to be used in a sentence.

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Meera Suresh

Two Bay Area Students End Competition At National Spelling Bee

Ten of the nation’s most poised young spellers have made it to the finals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee, but the Bay Area spellers were not among them.

05/28/2015

Young Madhavan Krishnan

Cupertino Boy Who Gained Fame On YouTube Will Represent State At National Geographic Spelling Bee

An 11-year-old Cupertino boy will be representing California in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C. next week.

05/09/2015

Bruno Cohen, Meera Suresh

Video: 2015 CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee Regional Championship Broadcast (Complete)

The CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee Regional Championship was held Saturday, March 21, at the KPIX studios in San Francisco. (Six videos contain the complete competition as broadcast live on KBCW-TV)

03/22/2015

Meera Suresh

M-Y-X-O-V-I-R-U-S Puts Talented South Bay Girl On The Road To Scripps National Spelling Bee

Meera Suresh is on her way to the nationals, after beating out 48 competitors at the CBS Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee Saturday at the KPIX 5 studios, in San Francisco.

03/21/2015

Students at Saint John's Academy in San Francisco. (CBS)

Great American SpellCheck Helps Young Spellers Raise Money For Schools

For the second straight year, KPIX is hosting the CBS Bay Area Local Spelling Bee. A little-known program helps spellers raise money at participating schools.

03/16/2015

Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just Spelling

Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.

03/04/2015

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

Neha Konakalla
Sam H. Lawson Middle School (CBS)

Cupertino Teenager Advances To Semi-Finals Of National Spelling Bee

A South Bay teenager has made her way to the semi-finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

05/28/2014

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