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Students fill the stage during the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students fill the stage in the course of the second spherical of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/FILE

Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee have suspended the annual occasion because of the on-going coronavirus menace.

The competitors that pits over 500 spellers, all of whom are 15 years-old or youthful however haven’t handed eighth grade, was set to start out on May 24 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, simply exterior Washington, DC.

Scripps mentioned in statement it will try and reschedule the 93rd competitors later this 12 months.

What occurred final 12 months: The competitors featured an epic ending with eight co-champions.

After 20 rounds and a run of 47 right phrases, Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao, and Rohan Raja have been all topped winners.

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