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18th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 26, 1942
Age  11
Sponsor  El Paso Herald-Post
Winner  Richard Earnhart
Residence  El Paso, Texas
18th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  Auditorium of the National Press Building, Washington, D.C.

The 18th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, District of Columbia on May 26, 1942, by the E.W. Scripps Company. There was no National Spelling Bee after this competition until 1946 due to World War II.

The winner was 11-year-old Richard Earnhart of El Paso, Texas, correctly spelling the word sacrilegious. Second place went to 15 year old Margaret Montgomery of Iowa, followed by Hazel M. LaPrade of Massachusetts, who misspelled "paucity."

Earnhart was the first 11-year old to win the bee since Frank Neuhauser won the 1st bee in 1925.

References

18th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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