CINCINNATI, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Harini Logana 14-year-old speller from San Antonio, Texasis the champion of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the competition’s first-ever spell-off.
Harini (huh-REE-nee) Logan earned the prestigious title when she correctly spelled “moorhen”, which is defined as “the female of the red grouse.”
“We activated the spell-off because it was the best chance to show the extent of these spellers’ preparation,” said Dr. J. Michael Durnilexecutive director of the Spelling Bee. “Clearly, they demonstrated their deep capacity for the competition.”
The two spellers each had 90 seconds to spell as many words as they could from a predetermined list of words while the other speller was sequestered. Logan correctly spelled 22 words out of 26 words attempted – the highest percentage of words spelled correctly – to earn the coveted champion title.
Adam Symsonpresident and CEO of The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ:SSP), presented her …