2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee (88th) Wikipedia

Participants: 283 (originally 285 but 2 didn’t show up)

Total Words: 750 (722 excluding vocabulary)

Semifinalists (the ones not advancing to Finals): Victor Sutton (T-39th), Jillian Fusi (T-39th), Monisha Mahadevan (T-39th), Sara-Beth McPherson (T-39th), Nathaniel Britton (T-39th), Christine Farnberg (T-39th), Dylan O’Connor (T-39th), Akshra Paimagam (T-39th), Rohan Sachdev (T-39th), Abhilash Yarlagadda (T-39th), Shiv Lamba (T-39th), Eesha Sohail (T-22nd), Jenna-May Ingal (T-22nd), Aniket Nuthalapati (T-22nd), Cy Orentlicher (T-22nd), Lily Mears (T-22nd), River Blount (T-22nd), Arushi Kalpande (T-22nd), Jairam Hathwar (T-22nd), Owen Kovalik (T-22nd), Lipika Narisetti (T-22nd), William Yaeger (T-22nd), Smrithi Upadhyayula (T-22nd), Michelle Yakubek (T-22nd), Shobha Dasari (T-22nd), Muriel Cotman (T-22nd), Arjun Jagjivan (T-22nd), Katharine Wang (T-22nd), Marcus Behling (T-11th), Cooper Komatsu (T-11th), Vaishnavi Suren (T-11th), Christy Jestin (T-11th), Maxwell Meyer (T-11th), Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar (T-11th), Srinath Mahankali (T-11th), Manu Nair (T-11th), Melina Gabele (T-11th), Samuel Pereles (T-11th), Ankita Vadiala (T-11th)

Championship Finalists: Siyona Mishra (T-9th), Sylvie Lamontagne (T-9th), Paul Keaton (T-7th), Tejas Muthusamy (T-7th), Snehaa Ganesh Kumar (T-4th), Dev Jaiswal (T-4th), Siddharth Krishnakumar (T-4th), Cole Shafer-Ray (3rd, the only speller in the competition who didn’t tie for a place!), Gokul Venkatachalam (T-1st), Vanya Shivashankar (T-1st)

Preliminaries Test

Round 2

Round 3

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

Round 20










Round 2 Vocabulary

Round 3 Vocabulary

Semifinals Test/Summary

Points Earned through the End of the Semifinals Test

Round 5 Vocabulary

Round 6 Vocabulary

Points Earned through the End of the Semifinals


Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee

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