2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Top Finishers

  • 1st – Kavya Shivashankar
  • T-2nd – Aishwarya Pastapur, Tim Ruiter
  • 4th – Kyle Mou
  • T-5th – Ramya Auroprem, Kennyi Aouad, Anamika Veeramani
  • T-8th – Serena Laine-Lobsinger, Sidharth Chand, Neetu Chandak
  • 11th – Tussah Hera

Round Results

Preliminaries Semifinals Championship Finals
Round One Test Round 4 Round 7
Round 2 Round 5 Round 8
Round 3 Round 6 Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Round 15
Round 16

Official PDFs & More

General InfoPreliminariesSemifinalsChampionship Finals
2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee (82nd) WikipediaRound One TestRound 4Round 7
Participants: 293Round 2 (Original Format)Round 5Round 8
Total Words: 700Round 2 (New Format)Round 6Round 9
SemifinalistsRound Three Study GuideRound 10
Championship FinalistsRound 3 (Original Format)Round 11
Winning Word: LaodiceanRound 3 (New Format)Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Round 15
Round 16

For 2010 and earlier, most round result files show random words under the “Correct Spelling” column, like stichometry where netsuke should be in 2010 Round 7. Most of the time, you can figure out which word was actually being asked based on the speller’s “Spelling Given.” For the ones you can’t figure out, use the pages I created of all words from each round (see below). Just find the page corresponding to the round in which the word you can’t identify appeared.

This mix-up is due to a glitch in the Bee’s system. There’s evidence these “random” words are from Scripps’ vault and will be used in future bees. See Glitch Words for more on this.

Students Compete For Honors At National Spelling Bee

Veronica Penny of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada spells certificate correctly in Round 2. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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