How long does the National Spelling Bee last?
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In respect to this, how long does the Scripps Spelling Bee last?
The 2019 National Spelling Bee ended in an unprecedented 8-way tie. Eight contestants exhausted the Spelling Bee's dictionary over the course of an intense, three-hour final round.
One may also ask, how many national spelling bee winners were homeschooled? Although homeschoolers make up approximately 2 percent of the U.S. school-age population, they made up 12 percent of the 251 spelling bee finalists and 5 percent of the 55 geography bee finalists. Three of the past seven spelling bee winners have been homeschooled.
Similarly one may ask, what was the longest spelling bee?
The competition lasted from 9 am until 6:55 pm, and was the longest in the competition's history. The competition moved to a two-day format for the first time the following year.
|30th Scripps National Spelling Bee|
|No. of contestants||67|
|Pronouncer||Benson S. Alleman|
|Preceded by||29th Scripps National Spelling Bee|
Has a black person ever won the National Spelling Bee?
In 1998, Jody-Anne Maxwell from Jamaica became the first speller from outside the US to win the Bee, as well as the first black winner. In recent decades the competition has been dominated by Indian-American students.