Spelling Bee news...

Scripps National Spelling Bee at a Glance:
"Most spellers attend traditional public schools (179). The rest attend home schools (35), private schools (27), parochial (20) or charter schools (four)."

The disproportionately low number of public school members taking part is interesting.... though not surprising I guess.

Also: Yahoo! News - Boy Collapses at Spelling Bee, Nails Word

(btw, the word was alopecoid, according to the news story... want the definition? it's here).