Spelling Bee 2010

There were 273 children who entered into the Scripps National Spelling Bee to win the contest this year. Keeping the fact in mind that they have to spell some real difficult words, it is good to see them doing that with quite ease at points while some children faced it difficult as they got nervous on stage. Scripps National Spelling Bee 2010 rewards the winner with a $30,000 cash prize, trophy, a $2,500 savings bond and much more. Only 48 children managed to book a place in the semi-finals and then it is now up to only 10 finalists who will try to win the contest at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC., on Friday June 4 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shivani Angappan’s performance was brilliant at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Angappan managed to earn a place in the semifinals where she failed to spell the word “pneumonectomy” and she was eliminated. Angappan’s parents, Sakthi Angappamudali & Selvi Guharaj were impressed by her daughter’s performance. Angappamudali says it is a great achievement that she makes it this far in a tough competition. Kavya Shivashankar was the winner of 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Kavya was asked to spell the word “Laodicean” and Kavya didn’t make a mistake.