Vocabulary Evaluation Formally Incorporated into Scripps National Spelling Bee

CINCINNATI — April 9, 2013 — For the first time in the 86-year history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the evaluation of vocabulary knowledge will be formally incorporated as an element of the competition.

The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place on May 28–30 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md.