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9th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Date  May 30, 1933
Age  12
Sponsor  Akron Beacon Journal
Winner  Alma Roach
Residence  Twinsburg, Ohio
9th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Location  National Museum in Washington, D.C.

The 9th National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D.C. on May 30, 1933, organized by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Scripps-Howard would not sponsor the Bee until 1941.

The winner was 12-year-old Alma Roach of Twinsburg, Ohio, sponsored by the Akron Beacon Journal, correctly spelling the word torsion. George Meltzer (age 14) of New Jersey placed second(missing propitiatory), followed by 13-yeard old Virginia Wood in third (missing holocaust).

Roach won $500 for first place (a drop from the usual $1000), followed by $300 for second, and $100 for third.

The event was broadcast on radio.

References

9th Scripps National Spelling Bee Wikipedia


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