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When they’re not practicing their archery skills, engaging audiences with their impressive public speaking abilities, exploring Arizona or rescuing birds and reptiles, the state’s top 27 spellers, ranging in age from 9-14, are studying words like ‘vivisepulture’ and ‘ursprache’ in preparation for the 2013 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee. This year’s annual AEF Arizona Spelling Bee will be held Saturday in Phoenix.
Cheer for your hometown contestant, and test your own spelling skills during the hour-long presentation filled with highlights of this year’s Arizona Spelling Bee. The show airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29 on Eight, Arizona PBS.
Arizona’s top 27 spellers, ranging in age from 10-14, are studying etymologies and word lists in preparation for the 2012 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee, which will be held Saturday, March 24, in Phoenix.
A 13-year-old Chandler student has won the Arizona Spelling Bee.
Several East Valley students will compete this weekend in the Arizona Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Arizona Education Foundation. The students are among 27 contestants vying for a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Competitors include Mitchell Behling, of Gilbert, who attends Chandler’s Hamilton Preparatory Academy; three-time bee contestant Ruo Han “Hannah” Miao, who attends Chandler’s Kyrene Aprende Middle School; L.G. Gomez, of Chandler, who attends Desert Garden Montessori School in Phoenix; and Ashley Nguyen who attends Chandler’s Andersen Junior High School.
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), a nonprofit foundation that has sponsored the Arizona Spelling Bee since 1998, is taking registration for the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Tempe McKemy Middle School student Anjali Nair was eliminated Friday in the fourth round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
McKemy Middle School student Anjali Nair of Tempe has made it to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Anjali Nair,13, a McKemy Middle school eighth-grader will be representing Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, shown in her Tempe home on Thursday, May 27, 2010.
Anjali Nair, 13, has lived in Uganda, India, New Jersey and Arizona.
Anjali Nair, a student at Tempe’s McKemy Middle School, was crowned the 2010 Arizona Spelling Bee champion on March 27.
The Andersen Angels, a community service club at Andersen Junior High School in the Chandler Unified School District, started a pasta collection contest to benefit United Food Bank.
Several East Valley students are participating in this weekend’s state spelling bee, sponsored by the Arizona Educational Foundation.
Fifty Gilbert Unified School District teachers were surprised with $45,000 in grants Jan. 15 by the Gilbert Education Foundation Surprize Prize Patrol.
Sixth-grader So-Young Chung of Peoria won the 2008 Arizona Spelling Bee on Saturday with the word "bantamweight."
WASHINGTON - The winner of the spelling bee sounded as if he'd rather be at a math Olympiad. Thirteen-year-old Evan O'Dorney of Danville, Calif., breezed through the Scripps National Spelling Bee with barely a hitch Thursday night, taking the title, the trophy and the prizes in a competition that he confessed really wasn't his favorite.
Michael O\'Dorney, left, and Jennifer O\'Dorney, embrace their son Evan M. O\'Dorney, 13, of San Ramon, Ca., after he won the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word \"serrefine\" in Washington on Thursday May 31
The third time wasn’t a charm for Arizona spelling champ Jonathan Horton. The 14-year-old home-schooled student from Gilbert was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in the seventh round Thursday after he misspelled “girolle.”
Gilbert’s Jonathan Horton advanced through rounds five and six in the second day of the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this morning, correctly spelling the words “reseau” and “pteridology.”
Arizona Spelling Bee champion Jonathan Horton, a Gilbert home-school student, is getting attention beyond the Valley these days.
Author and naturalist Diane Ackerman writes: “Once is an instance. Twice may be an accident. But three or more times makes a pattern.”
Gilbert home-schooled student Jonathan Horton completed a three-peat Saturday at the state spelling bee in Tempe.
Impossible. No, that’s too easy a word for Gilbert home-school student Jonathan Horton. Osphresis is a better term for the eighth-grader trying to complete an academic triple crown this weekend.
Arizona’s two-time spelling bee champion will try for a three-peat Saturday at Arizona State University.
Arizona’s two-time spelling bee champion will try for a three-peat March 31 at Arizona State University. But eighth-grader Jonathan Horton, a 14-year-old homeschooled student from Gilbert, will have his work cut out for him in the 2007 Arizona Spelling Bee.