The Historical past and Glory of the Spelling Bee

A picture of a little girl at a spelling bee

Mignon Fogarty talked with Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, to learn the history of the bee, why people are so drawn to spelling bees, why it’s hard to make sure the words are of equal difficulty, and what glory awaits the winner. 

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Grammar Girl: Paige, thank you so much for talking with me today during the busy, busy bee week.

Paige Kimball: You’re welcome! Thank you. Glad to join you.

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