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15th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 29, 1939
Age  12
Winner  Elizabeth Ann Rice
Residence  Auburn, Massachusetts
15th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  National Museum in Washington, D.C.
Sponsor  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The 15th National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 29, 1939. Scripps-Howard would not sponsor the Bee until 1941.

The winner was 12-year-old Elizabeth Ann Rice of Auburn, Massachusetts and sponsored by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, correctly spelling the word canonical. Humphrey Cook, age 13 of Virginia, took second after misspelling homogeneity. 14-year-old Mildred Kariher of Ohio took third after missing farcial.

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15th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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