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Spelling Bee To Rookwood Pottery: We're Going To Need More Trophies

From WVXU: In an unprecedented move, the Scripps Spelling Bee crowned eight co-champions early Friday morning. After 20 rounds of increasingly difficult words, the 2019 Spelling Bee organizers declared the final eight contestants octochamps.

Article by Tara Weingartner, WVXU

"In an unprecedented move, the Scripps Spelling Bee crowned eight co-champions early Friday morning. After 20 rounds of increasingly difficult words, the 2019 Spelling Bee organizers declared the final eight contestants "octochamps."

Each winner receives $50,000 and a Scripps Cup made by Cincinnati pottery company Rookwood Pottery. Images from the confetti-strewn competition floor show the winners collectively holding one trophy.

"We will be making more trophies" says Sarah Ditlinger, marketing manager with The Rookwood Pottery Co. "We'll be doing a rush order to get them in time so that each of the winners can have something special to take home and commemorate their milestone." "

 

Read the full Article by WVXU here

 

Header Image By: MARK BOWEN / SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

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