Lena Greenberg

The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


RoundCorrect SpellingSpelling Given
1 Preliminaries Test
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