Houston Public Media Spelling Bee 2020

Houston Public Media 2020 Spelling Bee

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Support for the Houston Public Media 2020 Spelling Bee comes from Texas Children's Hospital

Early Rounds

Final Rounds

The 2020 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee was recorded on March 7, 2020.
The 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee is suspended.

View the 2020 Spelling Bee Roster

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Winner and Runner-Up!

Champion Keerthana Krishnan (left) and Runner Up Sajid Fahmid (right), with HPM Station Manager Josh Adams
Champion Keerthana Krishnan (left) and Runner Up Sajid Fahmid (right), with HPM Station Manager Josh Adams

About Our Winners

Keerthana Krishnan, Champion, 2020 HPM Spelling Bee
Keerthana Krishnan, Champion, 2020 HPM Spelling Bee

Keerthana Krishnan, Champion

8th grade, from Beckendorf Junior High, Katy ISD, representing Katy ISD

Words Spelled in the Bee

  • adustiosis
  • panchax
  • gracilis
  • Rama
  • Butte
  • spumone
  • furcate
  • zaibatsu
  • bialy
  • gerundial
  • emancipatory
  • stampede
  • around
Sajid Fahmid, Runner Up, 2020 HPM Spelling Bee
Sajid Fahmid, Runner Up, 2020 HPM Spelling Bee

Sajid Fahmid, Runner Up

8th grade, from Leaman Junior High, Lamar CISD, representing Fort Bend County

Words Spelled in the Bee

  • poimenics
  • Fulbright
  • calceiform
  • Cairo
  • camarilla
  • ritenuto
  • trigeminal
  • portentous
  • sporadically
  • monumental

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