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57th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 30-31, 1984
Age  13
Sponsor  Loudoun Times-Mirror
Winner  Daniel Greenblatt
Residence  Sterling, Virginia
57th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  The Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The 57th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton on May 30-31, 1984, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps Company.

The winner was 13-year old Daniel Greenblatt of Sterling, Virginia, who correctly spelled "luge" for the win. Greenblatt was the first winner ever sponsored by a weekly newspaper, the Loudon Times-Mirror of Leesburg, Virginia. Second place went to 13-year old Amy McWhirter of St. Joseph, Michigan, who missed "towhee."

There were 151 contestants this year (up from 137 the prior year), 78 girls and 73 boys. Fourth-eight spellers made it to the second day of competition. A total of 606 words were used.

The first-place winner received $1000. Alex Cameron was the pronouncer, in his fourth year in that role.


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