Homeschoolers in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

2019 Scripps National Spelling BeeWe’re gearing up for the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee! Since 1925, youth across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The spellers range in age from 7 to 15. The spelling bee is open to contestants who haven’t yet passed the eighth grade.

The 92nd Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place the last week of May at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition will begin on Monday, May 27 with the Preliminaries Test. Rounds of onstage spelling will take place Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30. Click here for info on how to watch.

On Thursday, May 30, the Finals begin at 10:00 a.m. EST and run until about 2:00 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 30, the Primetime Finals will begin, and the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion will emerge from the initial pool of 11 million school spelling bee participants!

There are 23 homeschooled spellers participating in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee! See their profiles below (in order by speller number):

66. Storrie Kulynych-Irvin
Annapolis, Maryland
Sponsor: Home School
School: Home School
Age: 14
Grade: 8th
Storrie previously competed in 2017 (tied for 41st place) and 2018 (tied for 42nd place).

82. Cameron Keith
Boulder, Colorado
Sponsor: Boulder Valley School District
School: Kohler Home School
Age: 13
Grade: 7th
Cameron previously competed in 2015 (tied for 50th place), 2016 (tied for 18th place) and 2018 (tied for 25th place).

84. Mason Montgomery
Waddell, Arizona
Sponsor: East Valley Home Educators
School: East Valley Home Educators
Age: 10
Grade: 4th

114. Joseph Mullins
Fairbanks, Alaska
Sponsor: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
School: Interior Distance Education of Alaska
Age: 14
Grade: 8th

171. Jael Green
Chicago, Illinois
Sponsor: Freedom Home Academy International
School: Freedom Home Academy International
Age: 9
Grade: 3rd

199. Joseph Moran
Hayden, Idaho
Sponsor: Coeur d’Alene Press
School: Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers
Age: 12
Grade: 7th
Joseph previously competed in 2017 (tied for 41st place) and 2018 (tied for 323rd place).

211. Zaila Avant-garde
Harvey, Louisiana
Sponsor: The Times-Picayune
School: Clover Lane Home School
Age: 12
Grade: 6th

217. Liz Jergensen
Nampa, Idaho
Sponsor: Boise State University
School: JACKET Homeschool
Age: 13
Grade: 7th

220. Wolfgang Schaff
Kerrville, Texas
Sponsor: Schaff Home School
School: Schaff Home School
Age: 11
Grade: 5th
Wolfgang previously competed in 2018 (tied for 42nd place).

274. Melodie Loya
Bainbridge, New York
Sponsor: The Daily Star
School: Sidney LEAH
Age: 14
Grade: 8th
Melodie previously competed in 2017 (tied for 18th place) and 2018 (tied for 25th place).

286. Kyra Hutchison
Kalispell, Montana
Sponsor: Flathead Home Educators
School: Flathead Home Educators
Age: 14
Grade: 8th

299. Immanuel Soh
Omaha, Nebraska
Sponsor: Nebraska Homeschool
School: Nebraska Homeschool
Age: 14
Grade: 8th
Immanuel previously competed in 2018 (tied for 42nd place).

321. Clara Harmon
Helena, Montana
Sponsor: Lee Newspapers of Montana
School: Helena Area Christian Home Educators
Age: 11
Grade: 6th

329. Thomas Hamrick
Ithaca, New York
Sponsor: Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
School: Lambert Hamrick Homeschool
Age: 13
Grade: 7th

355. Christopher Gugleta
Austin, Texas
Sponsor: Holy Family Homeschoolers
School: Holy Family Homeschoolers
Age: 11
Grade: 6th

365. Silvana Rocco
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
School: Our Lady of Good Counsel Home School
Age: 13
Grade: 8th

369. Jaden Zhang
Richmond, Ontario
Sponsor: Jenx Home School
School: Jenx Home School
Age: 12
Grade: 7th
Jaden previously competed in 2017 (tied for 189th place) and 2018 (tied for 42nd place).

395. Enya Hubers
Burlington, Ontario
Sponsor: Hubers Home School
School: Hubers Home School
Age: 13
Grade: 8th
Enya previously competed in 2017 (tied for 23rd place) and 2018 (tied for 10th place).

441. Jordan Carter
Sims, North Carolina
Sponsor: The Wilson Times
School: Christian Homeschoolers of Wilson
Age: 14
Grade: 8th

458. Camille Mooney
Charles Town, West Virginia
Sponsor: St. James Homeschoolers
School: St. James Homeschoolers
Age: 13
Grade: 8th
Cami previously competed in 2018 (tied for 323rd place).

470. Charlotte Walsh
Arlington, Virginia
Sponsor: Compass Homeschool Enrichment
School: Compass Homeschool Enrichment
Age: 10
Grade: 4th

521. Kieran McKinney
West Salem, Wisconsin
Sponsor: McKinney Homeschool
School: McKinney Homeschool
Age: 14
Grade: 8th
Kieran previously competed in 2017 (tied for 41st place) and 2018 (tied for 42nd place).

527. Akash Vukoti
San Angelo, Texas
Sponsor: San Angelo Area Spelling Bee
School: San Angelo Christian Home School Association
Age: 9
Grade: 4th
Akash previously competed in 2016 (tied for 172nd place) and 2018 (tied for 323rd place).

For more information about the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, visit http://spellingbee.com

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