She Said "Ursprache!"
The National Spelling Bee is over, and we have a winner:
Katharine Close of Spring Lake, N.J. won the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, the first girl to win the event since 1999 and the first contestant to do so on live prime-time television.We were fortunate that this year's final round was televised. There was quite a bit of excitement, which you can read all about right here.
"I couldn't believe it, I was just in shock," said Close, 13, who won in the 20th round on the word "ursprache."
I was shocked, shocked, to see that gambling was going on!
Joanne Jacobs has reason to celebrate.