Friday, May 25, 2007

Homeschoolers Are A High Percentage Of Finalists In 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee!

"Of the 286 students who will compete in the National Spelling Bee next week, 36 are home schooled. While only 3 percent of all students are homeschooled, they typically make up 10 to 15 percent of contestants in the national bee. And they love to win."

That quote is from this article:

Article Title: Homeschoolers and the Bee
Published by: Media General News Service
Publication date: May 24, 2007

For more information about the Scripps 2007 National Spelling Bee, you can read their official website here.

The finals will be shown on television on May 31, 2007, on ESPN from 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT. I have never watched this in the past but plan to this year.

To read other blog entries I’ve written about teaching spelling, homeschooling and spelling etc. click on the label below “teaching spelling”.

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Denise said...

Wow! While I've never been a spelling fan, I have coached math teams, and I know the amount of work and study that requires. Congratulations to those hard-working students!

Sherry said...

Interesting stats.