2019

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee (92nd) Wikipedia

Participants: 562 (originally 565 but 3 didn’t show up)

Competition Information

Contest Rules

Press Release

Official Rankings

Finalists

Championship Finalists: Aisha Randhawa (T-15th), Hephzibah Sujoe (T-15th), Yolanda Ni (14th), Nicholas D’Sa (T-12th), Colette Giezentanner (T-12th), Navneeth Murali (11th), Alice Liu (10th), Simone Kaplan (9th), Rishik Gandhasri (T-1st), Erin Howard (T-1st), Saketh Sundar (T-1st), Shruthika Padhy (T-1st), Sohum Sukhatankar (T-1st), Abhijay Kodali (T-1st), Christopher Serrao (T-1st), Rohan Raja (T-1st)

Total Words: 1,416 (1,402 excluding vocabulary)

Winning Words: auslaut, erysipelas, bougainvillea/bougainvillaea/bougainvillia, aiguillette, pendeloque, palama, cernuous, odylic

Preliminaries Test

Preliminaries Test Form

Finalist Cutoff Score: 30/36

Top 117 Spellers

Round Two Study Guide

Round Two Study Words

Round 2

Round 3

Summary Results for the Preliminaries

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

Round 20

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2019 wasn’t just an unprecedented year for its eight “octo-champs”—it also introduced a new-look championship trophy.

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