WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee will begin Wednesday, May 30, in Washington D.C., featuring top spellers from across the U.S. and including competitors from Europe, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, American Samoa, Canada and New Zealand.Don't miss a single nerve-wracking moment of this edge-of-your-seat live action drama!
The 286 champion spellers, ranging in age from 10- to 15-years-old, will be competing for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, which will be determined during the semifinal and championship rounds of the competition Thursday, May 31.
The national champion [...] receives an engraved loving cup, a $5,000 cash award from Franklin Electronic Publishers, a $5,000 cash award from LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., a $5,000 scholarship from Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation; from Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. Savings Bond, a reference library, and a $5,000 cash award and 50 reference works to the school or library of the champion's choice; and from Encyclopedia Britannica, reference materials valued at more than $3,800.
The ABC Television Network will provide live coverage of the championship rounds from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., EDT, on Thursday, May 31. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will host the ABC broadcast.Information about the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee can be found online at http://www.spellingbee.com/
2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee begins May 30 in Washington D.C.