Statistics

Number of Spellers | Age Range | Grade Range | School Type | Siblings | Family Ties

Repeaters: Five-Year | Four-Year | Three-Year | Two-Year

 

Number of Spellers: 284

139 boys (48.9%) 142 girls (51.1%)

Age Range

3 nine-year-olds (1.1%)88 thirteen-year-olds (31%)
11 ten-year-olds (3.9%) 75 fourteen-year-olds (26%)
35 eleven-year-olds (12.3%)3 fifteen-year-olds (1.1%)
70 twelve-year-olds (24.6%)

This year's age statistics are typical of previous years' age statistics.

Grade Range

1 third grader (0.4%) 58 sixth graders (20.4%)
5 fourth graders (1.8%) 78 seventh graders (27.5%)
24 fifth graders (8.4%)118 eighth graders (41.5%)

This year's grade statistics are typical of previous years' grade statistics.

School Type

190 public (66.9%)
50 private (17.6%)
18 parochial (6.3%)
13 home (4.6%)
12 charter (4.2%)
1 virtual (.4%)

Siblings

Forty-four spellers are only children. The remaining 240 spellers have a combined 453 siblings. Speller 34, Jeffery Thompson, is the youngest of 10 children, and speller 7, Jackson Parker, has nine siblings as well.

Eight spellers have a fraternal twin, and speller 114, Spencer Pogue, is a triplet.

This year’s siblings statistics are typical of previous years’ siblings statistics.

Family Ties

Thirty-six spellers have relatives who have participated in a combined 81 Scripps National Spelling Bees. Robert Rosenberg, the grandfather of speller 13, Cooper Komatsu, competed in 1955, and speller 197 Marie Wallie's mother, Carolyn Cross Wallie, placed third in 1971.

Three of these spellers, speller 90, Vanya Shivashankar, speller 153, Jairam Hathwar, and speller 159, Srinath Mahankali, have siblings who have previously won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

This year’s family ties statistics are typical of previous years’ family ties statistics.

Five-Year Repeater (1)

90 Vanya Shivashankar

Four-Year Repeaters (3)

140 Gokul Venkatachalam

164 Dylan O'Connor

284 Katharine Wang

Three-Year Repeaters (13)

56 Zander Patent200 Cole Shafer-Ray
85 Zander Reed214 Alexandra Harper
122 Nathaniel Britton221 Kalika Bridwell
154 Gavin Buehler237 Shobha Dasari
158 Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar255 Samuel Pereles
185 Manu Nair275 Lillian Bischof
191 Alotus Wei

Two-Year Repeaters (40)

2 Bryce Tasso151 Lydia Loverin
9 Eesha Sohail155 Maggy Lambo
12 Jillian Fusi165 Harshita Shet
22 Kaylee Kim168 Abigail Pittman
44 Charles Li169 Bettie Closs
76 Cy Orentlicher170 Ashrita Vadlapatla
92 Paul Keaton175 Emily Garcia
93 Tara Singh180 Madeline Rickert
105 Selomi Dayaprema196 Phoebe Jackson
107 Tamya Matthews198 Melina Gabele
109 Selena Antosh199 Annabelle Day
110 Gia Lauren Bautista218 Razeen Basunia
112 Christy Jestin229 Bates Bennett
114 Mitchell Robson244 Kasey Torres
115 Spencer Pogue246 Muriel Cotman
130 Christine Farnberg257 Jessie Ditton
132 Dev Jaiswal261 Ankita Vadiala
135 Joel Miles264 Tejas Muthusamy
144 Arushi Kalpande272 Varun Kukkillaya
150 Anish Kumar280 Anika Malayappan