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17th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 1941
Age  13
Sponsor  The Detroit News
Winner  Louis Edward Sissman
Residence  Detroit, Michigan
17th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  Auditorium of the National Press Building

The 17th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, District of Columbia in May 1941. This was the first year that Scripps-Howard (now E.W. Scripps Company) hosted the event.

The winner was 13-year old Louis Edward Sissman, correctly spelling the word initials. Phyllis Davis of Ohio placed second, misspelling "chrysanthemum," and third went to 13-year old Homer Lyon, Jr., of Miami, Florida, who fell on "ague."

The first place prize was $500, followed by $300 for second.

References

17th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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