The 95th Annual Scripps national Spelling Bee is Wednesday, May 31, and Tennessee has produced six winners, tied for fifth with California.
BetTennessee.com wanted to switch gears from coverage of traditional Tennessee sports betting to focus on another annual competition.
Using the list of Scripps National Spelling Bee champions, BetTennessee.com – your source for Tennessee sports betting apps - determined which states are home to the most champions.
The first winner from Tennessee was in 1940 when Laurel Kuykendall. of Knoxville, correctly talked her way through “therapy.”
Eleven years later, in 1951, Irving Belz, of Memphis, was anything but carefree when he won the trophy with “insouciant.”
In 1960, Henry Feldman, of Knoxville, learned that correctly spelling “eudaemonic,” produced a sense of well-being and satisfaction.
In 1963, Glen Van Slyke III, also of Knoxville, took his mind to a military carriage to spell “equipage.”
In 1993, Geoff Hooper, of Memphis, beat his rivals with “kamikaze.”
Memphis had another winner in 1995. When the competition turned yellow, Justin Tyler Carroll shrugged off “xanthosis.”
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