Lena Greenberg

The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


RoundCorrect SpellingSpelling Given
2jongjong
3thalianthalian
4catallacticscatallactics
5contrecoupcontrecoup
6cholecystitischolecystitis
7otosteonotosteon
8yttriferousyttriferous
9geistlichgeistleich


Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winning word in qualifying local spellingbee:Philhellenism
Other words spelled correctly in local competition:1st round: chronic. 2nd: vulnerable
3rd round: ubiquitous. 4th: incriminate
5th round: accommodate. 6th: koan
7th round: phenomenon. 8th: lederhosen
9th round: kohlrabi. 10th: motif
11th round: facetious. 12th: efficacy
13th round: pickelhaube. 14th: sarsaparilla
15th round: commissar
16th round (winning word): philhellenism