2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Top Finishers

  • 1st – Karthik Nemmani
  • 2nd – Naysa Modi
  • T-3rd – Jashun Paluru, Abhijay Kodali
  • 5th – Navneeth Murali
  • 6th – Sravanth Malla
  • T-7th – Aisha Randhawa, Paul Hamrick
  • 9th – Erin Howard
  • T-10th – Enya Hubers, Simone Kaplan, Anisha Rao, Tara Singh, Shruthika Padhy, Phoebe Smith, Rohan Raja

Round Results

PreliminariesFinals (First Stage)Finals (Second Stage)
Preliminaries TestRound 4Tiebreaker Test
Round 2 VocabularyRound 5Round 9
Round 2Round 6Round 10
Round 3 VocabularyRound 7Round 11
Round 3Round 8Round 12
  Round 13
  Round 14
  Round 15
  Round 16
  Round 17
  Round 18

Official PDFs & More

General InfoPreliminariesFinals (First Stage)Finals (Second Stage)
2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee (91st) WikipediaPreliminaries TestRound 4Round 9
Participants: 515 (originally 519 but 4 didn’t show up)Preliminaries Test FormRound 5Round 10
Contest RulesRound Two Study WordsRound 6Round 11
Press ReleaseRound 2Round 7Round 12
Official RankingsRound 3Round 8Round 13
Finalist Cutoff Score: 28/36Summary Results for the PreliminariesSpellers Continuing in FinalsRound 14
FinalistsRound 15
Championship FinalistsRound 16
Total Words: 1,203 (1,189 excluding vocabulary)Round 17
Winning Word: koinoniaRound 18
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The final six spellers nervously await their turn before prior to Round 12. Karthik Nemmani (second-to-right) would go on to become the first speller to win after qualifying through the RSVBee program. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

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