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67th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  June 1-2, 1994
Age  13
Winner  Ned G. Andrews
Residence  Knoxville, Tennessee
67th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Sponsor  The Knoxville News-Sentinel

The 67th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on June 1-2, 1994, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps Company.

The winner was 13-year-old Ned G. Andrews from Knoxville, Tennessee, who correctly spelled "antediluvian." Brian Kane Lee, a 12-year-old from Minot, North Dakota took second, falling with "parvenuism". In the year prior, Andrews had placed second and Lee third, and both were participating in the competition for the third straight year. Anthony Chuang, 14, of Fort Worth, Texas, took third place, misspelling "psalmodist". Wendy Guey finished 9th (and 4th the previous year), but would go on to win two years later.

The competition started with 238 contestants age 10 to 14, with 152 still participating at the start of the second day. After almost nine hours, the field was down to 20, and the winner was declared by 6:30 p.m. 1,068 words were used.

This was the first year that ESPN provided television coverage, requiring commercial breaks.

References

67th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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