Jamaican Deneiro Hines Aiming to Win U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee
Jamaica’s spelling bee champion – Deneiro Hines will be aiming for glory when he competes in the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee this week in Washington, D.C.
Hines, a 7th grade student of Glenmuir High was crowned the 58th National Spelling Bee Champion earlier this year after correctly spelling E-P-A-N-A-L-E-P-S-I-S.
He will be competing against children between the ages of 5 and 15 in the preliminary round of this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.
And if Hines wins the competition, he will be only the second non-American to earn the trophy in the history of the competition.
Jody-Anne Maxwell from Kingston, Jamaica was the only other non-American to win the competition. Maxwell won the prestigious competition in 1998.
The Scripps National Spelling Be Can Be Viewed Live via ESPN:
Preliminary Round: Wednesday, May 31—8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET, WatchESPN.
Finals (Part 1): Thursday, June 1—10 a.m. ET, ESPN2
Finals (Part 2): Thursday, June 1—8 p.m. ET, ESPN
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