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Every year, we watch in awe as spellers take the stage and spell their words confidently and calmly. We recognize the determined look in their eye or the nervous tilt of their head, and we are there cheering them on with every letter they say.

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At the heart of every speller is a champion.

Watch the drama unfold.

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Our spellers share a passion for language, competition and hard work. Most importantly, they share an experience they will never forget. 

Be part of their journey from the beginning, as spellers start in classrooms across America and make their way to our nation's capital.

The spellers that make it to the national stage in Washington, D.C., have put in hours of hard work and studying. Play along to test your spelling and vocabulary knowledge.

Meet Your Spellers

Millions of spellers have been part of the Scripps Spelling Bee, from local classrooms to that national stage. Here are just a few of their stories.

Read about our 2016 Co-Champions.

Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, New York, took home the trophies at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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