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11th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 28, 1935
Age  13
Winner  Clara Mohler
Sponsor  Akron Beacon Journal
11th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  National Museum in Washington, D.C.
Residence  Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio

The 11th National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum on May 28, 1935. Scripps-Howard would not sponsor the Bee until 1941.

The 20 spellers had a banquet at the Hamilton Hotel on the evening of May 27 before proceeding to the National Museum the next day for the competition.

The winner was Clara Mohler, 13, of Ohio, correctly spelling the word interning, which had been misspelled by the prior speller, followed by intelligible. Paul McCusker, 13, of Niagara Falls, New York took second, followed by Bruce Ackerman of Illinois in third.

Mohler later obtained a degree in foreign languages from Ohio University and was an educator for over 40 years. She died in 2013.

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11th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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