The Scripps National Spelling Bee Gets Underway

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off this week in Washington, D.C. 14 Hoosier students will be among 281 other kids competing.   

 

The spellers range in age from 8 to 15 years old. The competition begins with preliminary computer-based testing on Tuesday. The second and third preliminary rounds are Wednesday followed by Thursday’s semifinals and championship rounds.

 

2014 marks the 70th year that Scripps has operated the National Spelling Bee.  ESPN will broadcast the Championship Finals from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29th.

The Indiana students competing are:

Tristan Hankins – Anderson

 

Alexandria Louise Wilt – Bloomington


Alekhya Ankaraju – Carmel


Vanessa Anna Jodlowski – Evansville

 

Akshaj Mishra – Evansville


Lwin Moe Aung – Fort Wayne


Victor Xiao – Indianapolis


Anastasia Spahr – Kokomo


Andy Bertodano – Lafayette


Jinwon Pae – Marion


Risha Mehta – Muncie


Hudson Wellin – South Bend


Kimmie Collins – Terre Haute

SeanKenneth Ives – Wanatah