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Son of Tongan immigrants is Hawaii's spelling bee champ

Jun. 10, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A 13-year-old Maui boy who is a son of Tongan immigrants will represent Hawaii in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Simione Olakauatu, a student at Lokelani Intermediate School, will be one of more than 200 youths nationwide participating in the...

Vocabulary, lightning round added to National Spelling Bee

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year's pandemic-altered competition. The 96-year-old bee has in the past...

Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of...

Bored games: Teams find fun ways to fill gaps at tourneys

Mar. 31, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Wiffle ball games and ping-pong tournaments. Boat rides, TikTok videos and Uno. Lots and lots of Uno, in fast-paced games in which the cards fly in a frenzy. The men's and women's NCAA Tournaments in Indianapolis and San Antonio aren't all COVID-19...