The Benefits of Competing in a Spelling Bee

Akash Vukoti, 9, of San Angelo, Texas, celebrates after spelling a word correctly in the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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.