The Benefits of Competing in a Spelling Bee

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By: Cindy Castillo | Kristina Guerrero Posted: 2:03 PM, Jun 30, 2021 Updated: 10:44 AM, Jul 1, 2021

The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are next week on ESPN! And while we know the winner gets cash and a trophy, the benefits go much deeper. We spoke with Akash Vukoti, a four-time spelling bee competitor, who shared the biggest pluses of being in bees.


How to Watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee

· Finals on Thursday, July 8, from 8 – 10 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPNU.