Lena Greenberg

The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



RoundCorrect SpellingContestant's Spelling
1 Preliminaries Test
2 jongjong
3 thalianthalian
4 Semifinals Test
4 catallacticscatallactics
5 contrecoupcontrecoup
6 cholecystitischolecystitis
7 otosteonotosteon
8 yttriferousyttriferous
9 geistlichgeistleich


Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winning word in qualifying local spellingbee:Philhellenism
Other words spelled correctly in local competition:1st round: chronic. 2nd: vulnerable
3rd round: ubiquitous. 4th: incriminate
5th round: accommodate. 6th: koan
7th round: phenomenon. 8th: lederhosen
9th round: kohlrabi. 10th: motif
11th round: facetious. 12th: efficacy
13th round: pickelhaube. 14th: sarsaparilla
15th round: commissar
16th round (winning word): philhellenism