Posted on 02/23/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is coming back this year!
Organizers announced Monday that a modified version of the nearly hundred-year-old word competition will take place this year, after the COVID-19 outbreak prompted the cancellation of 2020’s event.
This year, only the final round, with about a dozen competitors, will take place in person — and that won’t be until July 8, reports the Associated Press.
Earlier rounds of the Scripps competition will be done virtually and over the course of a few months versus a single week.
You can read more about the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee plans (and the pandemic-associated changes) in the AP’s article.
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