History was made at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee as the annual event ended with eight co-champions!
The event lasted 20 rounds and ended just after midnight eastern time on early Friday morning (May 31). All eight winners will receive a Scripps Cup and a $50,000 cash prize.
The eight winners this year are Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao, and Rohan Raja.
There have only been three other instances where multiple Spelling Bee winners have been declared and they all happened in the last five years. The most students to win at one time was just two in the past though!
Your first official look at our 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champions. Each spelller will receive a Scripps Cup and $50,000 cash prize from Scripps. After 20 rounds of intensive, record-breaking competition, they’re all going home as winners. #spellingbee pic.twitter.com/aMasbZXixW
— Scripps National Spelling Bee (@ScrippsBee) May 31, 2019
Click through the gallery for photos from this year’s Spelling Bee…