2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Top Finishers

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

Round Results

Preliminaries Semifinals Championship Finals
Preliminaries Test Semifinals Test Round 7
Round 2 Vocabulary Round 5 Vocabulary Round 8
Round 2 Round 5 Round 9
Round 3 Vocabulary Round 6 Vocabulary Round 10
Round 3 Round 6 Round 11
Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Round 15
Round 16
Round 17
Round 18
Round 19
Round 20

Official PDFs & More

General InfoPreliminariesSemifinalsChampionship Finals
2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee (88th) WikipediaPreliminaries Test Seating ChartSemifinals TestRound 7
Participants: 283 (originally 285 but 2 didn't show up)Preliminaries TestSemifinals Test FormRound 8
Bee Week GuidePreliminaries Test FormRound 5 VocabularyRound 9
Semifinalist Cutoff Score: 29/36Preliminaries Test Sample Answer SheetRound 5Round 10
SemifinalistsPreliminaries Test Sample Score ResultsRound 6 VocabularyRound 11
Championship Finalist Cutoff Score: 61/72Round Two Study GuideRound 6Round 12
Championship FinalistsRound Two Study WordsSummary Results for the SemifinalsRound 13
Total Words: 750 (722 excluding vocabulary)Round 2 VocabularyRound 14
Winning Words: scherenschnitte, nunatakRound 2Round 15
Round Three Study GuideRound 16
Round Three Study WordsRound 17
Round 3 VocabularyRound 18
Round 3Round 19
Summary Results for the PreliminariesRound 20
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Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas (left) and Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri (right) become the fifth pair of co-champions in history and the second pair in two years. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

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