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Scripps 2024 National Spelling Bee: ION TV

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ION is airing the semi-finals and finals tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.

 

I'll be watching.   These kids are unbelievable and amazing,  and I always learn at least a few new vocabulary words.

 

It's also streaming on various platforms.  Preliminary rounds yesterday:

 

 

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@Commoner Exec Mr Wilkes Woman Happy Thanks, I'll be watching too!

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Watch it each year! My family are journalists; we adore words. This is a favorite evening. Heart 

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@BirkiLady wrote:

Watch it each year! My family are journalists; we adore words. This is a favorite evening. Heart 


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One of my children was in the final 5 more than a couple decades ago.

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Re: Scripps 2024 National Spelling Bee: ION TV

I'm watching too but Lordy I am clearly only using 1/100th of my brain!!!!  I'm convinced it's in the DNA...and it's not in mine. And I thought I was pretty smart - not

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Re: Scripps 2024 National Spelling Bee: ION TV

It takes me back to when I was in grade school and we had championship spelling bees.

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A Spell Off determines the winner, 12 year old Bruhat Soma, only the second time in competition history a spell off determines a champion!

 

After losing in the quarter finals last year, he says he studied 6 hours during weekdays and 10 hours daily on weekends.   Now that's dedication. 

 

He says he is donating much of his $50,000 in winnings to charity.

 

 

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Re: Scripps 2024 National Spelling Bee: ION TV

I also heard him say he was donating his winnings to charity on GMA. Very impressive young man!