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May 31 2007

2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship

In an attempt to prove that I am smarter than 8th graders, I watched the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship. I was proven wrong however because those students are a lot smarter than me…with spelling anyways.

Even OdorneyUnfortunately, the winner of the 2007 spelling bee was a disappointment because he did not have a reaction like winners do. He just sat there with the same look on and it made it seem like he didn’t care about winning. To be quite honest, he actually stated that he doesn’t care about the spelling bee and he likes music and math more. When he was interviewed after, they asked if winning has changed his mind about the spelling bee and he said on national TV, not really. His winning word was “Serrefine” and he said he knew how to spell it as soon as the pronouncer said it.

The most notable winner was Rebecca Sealfon for spelling her final word, “euonym,” by screaming out each letter. As she represented the New York Daily News, the Daily News’ entire front page the day after her triumph was a picture of Sealfon, arms raised in victory, with the headline “EUONYM!”

Here is the Best of the Bee, a compilation of the best answers from the contestants.

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  1. Karen T. Blake

    Excellent spelling bee. It inspired my son and I. I do want to wish the young man all the best and being a mathologist and musicologist is not bad either. Great parenting.
    God Bless.

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