In my sixth grade year, 2017-2018, I got in the district spelling bee and I was estatic! I studied for a few hours a week, not really taking it seriously. I ended up getting first place! That was one of the proudest moments of my life. After that, I was in the county spelling bee. I studied way more for this one. I almost won, misspelling ‘prohibition.’ I honestly thought I spelled it right and was super excited, wondering what happened next, and then the lady rang the bell and I felt like a balloon being deflated.
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Competing in the national finals is an impressive accomplishment. For our champion spellers and your families, there is so much information to process in planning your trip to National Harbor, Maryland. The most complete information is available by logging in with your speller credentials by clicking "Login" in the upper right corner of this page. The information below covers some of your most common questions.
In the final regional spelling bee of 2018, Houston is sending its top two spellers from the competition. This year, Pranav Chemudupaty, from Alvin Independent School District, was the champion, and Benjamin Chen, a student at Beaumont Independent School District, was runner-up. Houston is the largest regional competition, with 1,060 enrolled schools.
Photo credit: Houston Public Media
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