A San Jose boy was among 8 co-champions in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Guess why they had to stop? They ran out of words!
“Champion spellers, we are now in uncharted territory,” pronouncer Jacques Bailly said. “We do have plenty of words remaining on our list. But we will soon run out of words that will possibly challenge you, the most phenomenal collection of super spellers in the history of this competition.”
Eight co-champions are taking home the Scripps National Spelling Bee Cup after a record-breaking and exhausting night that ended in the 20th round.
The eight finalists out-spelled 557 other contestants ranging in age from 7 to 15 over the course of three days.
Ammong the champs, Rishik Gandhasri, a seventh-grader from Chaboya Middle School in San Jose!
They will each receive a $50,000 cash prize and a Scripps Cup.