Scripps National Spelling Bee Winners List with year, check names of champions of scripps spelling bee competition since 1925. It is an annual spelling competition held in the United States of America (USA) and is known for its challenging words and intense competition among young spellers. The National Spelling Bee began in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee. Little did they know that more than 90 years later their literacy effort would reach 11 million students each year.
Although the competition is titled “National”, it is not restricted to spellers from the United States. Scripps National Spelling Bee aims to inspire the exploration of words and illuminates pathways to lifelong curiosity, celebrates academic achievement and enriches communities. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company from its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dev Shah is the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner.
Scripps National Spelling Bee Winners Since 1925
|Year||Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition Ending Word||Winner Name|
|1939||canonical||Elizabeth Ann Rice|
|1941||initials||Louis Edward Sissman|
|1947||chlorophyll||Mattie Lou Pollard|
|1952||vignette||Doris Ann Hall|
|1963||equipage||Glen Van Slyke III|
|1965||eczema||Michael Kerpan Jr.|
|1966||ratoon||Robert A. Wake|
|1968||abalone||Robert L. Walters|
|1974||hydrophyte||Julie Ann Junkin|
|1975||incisor||Hugh Tosteson García|
|1990||fibranne||Amy Marie Dimak|
|1995||xanthosis||Justin Tyler Carroll|
|2014||stichomythia||Sriram J. Hathwar|
|2016||gesellschaft||Nihar Saireddy Janga|
About Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition
Scripps National Spelling Bee (formerly the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee and commonly called the National Spelling Bee) competition began in the year 1925. It was initially organized by The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, until the Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company (now the E. W. Scripps Company) assumed sponsorship in 1941. Every speller in the competition has previously participated in a local spelling bee, usually organized by a local newspaper. Here are some important facts about Scripps Spelling Bee Championship:-
- The first champion was Frank Neuhauser of Louisville, who beat eight other finalists to win the inaugural competition.
- The first girl to win was Pauline Bell, of Louisville, in the year 1926.
- Girls won nine consecutive competitions from 1932 to 1940.
- Joint winners have been crowned on seven occasions in the Bee’s history.
- In 1975 Hugh Tosteson García of San Juan, Puerto Rico was the first winner from outside the mainland United States.
- In 1998, Jody-Anne Maxwell from Jamaica became the first speller from outside the US to win the Bee, as well as the first black winner.
- In recent decades the competition has been dominated by Indian-American students with the vast majority of the winners since 1999.
- Nihar Janga from Austin, Texas, became the youngest champion in the Bee’s history when he won the title in 2016 at the age of 11.
- Scripps National Spelling Bee 2021 was the first time that an African-American (Zaila Avant-garde) became the champion and only the second time that the champion was a black person.
- The competition was not held from 1943 to 1945 because of World War II. The 2020 competition was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Official website for Scripps National Spelling Bee – https://spellingbee.com/