The History of the Spelling Bee
The 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in historic fashion July 8, with Zaila Avant-garde of Louisiana becoming the first African American winner.
The eighth-grader won by correctly spelling the word murraya, a noun describing a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees.
Today on “All Sides with Ann Fisher:” The history of spelling bees and our fascination with them with Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty.
- Mignon Fogarty, Host, Grammar Girl Podcast
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