TEMECULA – Home computers were buzzing as Temecula Valley Unified School District students prepared to compete in the district-level Scripps National Spelling Bee. For the first time since World War II, the 2020 competition was canceled due to COVID-19. This year’s Bee was held in a mostly virtual environment with in-person competition limited to the dozen finalists who will swarm the ESPN campus at Walt Disney World in Florida for the final round July 8.
Thanks to the Scripps Online Platform, competing students had 30 minutes to complete 25 words given audibly by typing what they believed to be the correct spelling. At the end, scores were collected and tallied. In the event of a tie, they would have gone on to round two with 25 vocabulary words.
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