Speller Statistics

270 Female (47.8%)

295 Male (52.2%)

1 seven-year-old (0.2%)

2 eight-year-olds (0.4%)

20 nine-year-olds (3.5%)

50 ten-year-olds (8.8%)

61 eleven-year-olds (10.8%)

128 twelve-year-olds (22.7%)

169 thirteen-year-olds (29.9%)

131 fourteen-year-olds (23.2%)

3 fifteen-year-olds (0.5%)

1 first grader (0.2%)

9 third graders (1.6%)

35 fourth graders (6.2%)

57 fifth graders (10.1%)

100 sixth graders (17.7%)

147 seventh graders (26.0%)

216 eighth graders (38.2%)

370 Public (65.5%)

112 Private (20.0%)

35 Parochial (6.2%)

24 Home (4.2%)

22 Charter (3.9%)

1 Virtual (0.2%)

97 only children (0)

278 one sibling (278)

119 two siblings (238)

38 three siblings (114)

16 four siblings (64)

9 five siblings (45)

1 six siblings (6)

3 seven siblings (21)

3 eight siblings (24)

1 nine siblings (9)

22 twins

4 identical twins

799 total siblings

2 five-year-repeater

5 four-year-repeaters

35 three-year-repeates

120 two-year-repeaters

162 total repeaters

Coming to Bee Week?

Bee Week 2019 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Spellers and their families will arrive Sunday, May 26, and the competition will begin on Monday, May 27 with the Preliminaries Test. Rounds of onstage spelling will take place Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.

Mark your calendars: At 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Primetime Finals will begin, and our 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion will emerge from the initial pool of 11 million school spelling bee participants!

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee is about much more than what happens on-stage. It’s about the friendships and memories they’ll make. Take a minute to look back at the unforgettable week our spellers had during their Bee Journey in D.C. 2017.

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Visit Journey D.C. 2017