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48th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  June 4-5, 1975
Age  14
Winner  Hugh Tosteson García
Sponsor  The San Juan Star
48th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Residence  San Germán, Puerto Rico

The 48th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D.C. at the Mayflower Hotel on June 4-5, 1975, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps Company.

The winner was 14-year old Hugh Tosteson García of Puerto Rico, who correctly spelled "incisor" in the 27th round for the win. Garcia was the first winner from outside the fifty states of the United States, and the only such winner until the 1998 Bee. Second place went to 14-year old Mark Ogle of Greenwood, Indiana, who missed "brilliantine." Only the two contestants were left after the 20th round.

A total of 597 words were used in the competition, the same as the prior year. There were 79 contestants this year. On the first day of competition, 47 spellers fell out during six rounds of competition which used 400 words, leaving 32 spellers for the final day of competition.


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