80th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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80th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Date May 30-31, 2007
Location Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.
Winner Evan O'Dorney
Age 13
Residence Danville, California
Sponsor Contra Costa Times
Sponsor location Walnut Creek, California
Winning word serrefine
No. of contestants 286[1]
Pronouncer Jacques Bailly
Preceded by 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee
Followed by 81st Scripps National Spelling Bee

The 80th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held on May 30-31, 2007.

The winner was 13-year-old Evan O'Dorney from Danville, California. He won in Round 13 by correctly spelling serrefine. The runner-up was Nate Gartke from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who misspelled coryza.[1]

There were 286 spellers this year, 139 boys and 147 girls. Fifty-nine surived the first day. By lunchtime of day two, it was down to 33, and 15 by 2 pm.[1] Andrew Lay's correct spelling of "negus" and surprised response became a popular video snippet.

The first place prize was $30,000 in cash and additional prizes.[1]

The championship finals aired live on ABC from 8:00 PM to shortly after 10:00 p.m. EDT.

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