Statistics

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

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

 

Number of Spellers: 285

144 boys (50.5%) 141 girls (49.5%)

Age Range

six-year-old (0.4%) 30 eleven-year-olds (10.5%)
0 seven-year-olds (0.0%) 51 twelve-year-olds (17.9%)
2 eight-year-olds (0.7%) 113 thirteen-year-olds (39.6%)
1 nine-year-old (0.4%) 71 fourteen-year-olds (24.9%)
14 ten-year-olds (4.9%) 2 fifteen-year-olds (0.7%)

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

Grade Range

1 first grader (0.4%) 28 fifth graders (9.8%)
2 second graders (0.7%) 36 sixth graders (12.6%)
0 third graders (0.0%) 87 seventh graders (30.5%)
5 fourth graders (1.8%) 126 eighth graders (44.2%)

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

School Type

190 public (66.6%)
53 private (18.6%)
17 parochial (5.9%)
3 charter (1.1%)
1 virtual (0.4%)
21 home (7.4%)

Siblings

38 spellers are only children. The remaining 247 spellers have a combined 471 siblings. Speller 52, Josiah Pinkerton, and speller 245, Cassie Rust, each have eight siblings!

Nine spellers have a fraternal twin, and speller 82, Dylan Reid, and speller 115, Sam Fetters, both have identical twins.

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

Family Ties

29 spellers have relatives who have participated in a combined 67 Scripps National Spelling Bees. Robert Rosenberg, the grandfather of speller 13, Cooper Komatsu, competed in 1955, and speller 57 Mira Dedhia's mother, Lekshmi Nair, competed in 1988, 1989 and 1990. 

Speller 42 Dhiyana Mishra's sister, Stuti, took second place in 2012. Two of this year's spellers, speller 152, Jairam Hathwar, and speller 157, 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.

Four-Year Repeater (1)

86 Zander Reed

Three-Year Repeaters (8)

94 Tara Singh

114 Mitchell Robson

142 Arushi Kalpande

166 Abigail Pittman

167 Bettie Closs

259 Tejas Muthusamy

277 Harshita Shet

281 Kaylee Kim

Two-Year Repeaters (61)

4 Debrina Su'a 160 Sydney DeLapp
13 Cooper Komatsu 161 Grant Decker
16 Snehaa Ganesh Kumar 169 Kayleigh Guffey
21 Samuel Littrell 170 Kellan All
22 Sameera Hussain 172 Hannah Gerlach
29 Cameron Keith 173 Rexen Venevongsoth
30 Sylvie Lamontagne 175 Zachary Mallol
53 McKenna Noland 178 Owen Kovalik
63 Rebekah Zeigler 179 Lipika Narisetti
68 Kodai Speich 181 Shiv Dewan
71 Ben Hollis 184 Andrew France
72 Tristan Hankins 202 Aakash Narayan
75 Ashwin Prasad 212 Chris Relyea
83 Olivia Hajicek 215 Rebecca Liu
84 Katie Collins 220 Amy Jung
87 Bryan Keck 226 Jack Miller
92 Gracie Schroeder 228 Claire Thomas
97 Naysa Modi 229 Smrithi Upadhyayula
99 Rosie Shultz 234 Kiran Malik
108 Mark Beaulieu 244 Makayla Todman
113 Lela Festa 247 James Bryner
118 Zander Worm 249 Lucinda Storz
120 John Ciurla 258 Eliza Willett
129 Max Meyer 262 Edwin Estep
130 Ammy Lin 264 Ayush Noori
133 Sophia Hoffman 267 Andrew Gould
149 Ariel Kokoricha 271 Martius Bautista

152 Jairam Hathwar

275 Hailey Hogenson
156 Shashwat Patel 278 Sravanth Malla
157 Srinath Mahankali 279 Peyton Wiewel
159 Mollie Dugan