Missouri spelling bee finally declares w-i-n-n-e-r; 7th-grader needed more than 90 rounds

  • by: BILL DRAPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 8, 2014 - 2:43 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds Saturday when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word "stifling."

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