Fierce Spelling Bee Battle Runs Out of Words [VIDEO]
This past Saturday, two students from Missouri went 66 rounds in a spelling bee that had to be called because organizers ran out of words. No, really! These kids were the last two standing after 19 rounds at the Jackson County Spelling Bee at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch.Innovation.
The spelling battle was between Sophia Hoffman, a fifth-grader at Highland Park Elementary School, and Kush Sharma, a seventh-grader at Frontier School of Innovation.
When they correctly spelled all of the words on the national bee’s list, 20 additional words were chosen from Merriam-Webster’s 11th Edition. They made through all of those words, too.
The kids will meet again on March 8th to finish the competition and the winner will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.