Los ntawm BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press

Dev Shah txoj kev npau suav ntawm kev rov qab mus rau Scripps National Spelling Bee tau xaus rau hauv qhov chaw ncaws pob, ntawm txhua qhov chaw.

Nyob rau lub Ob Hlis txias, cua txias hnub nrog nag los nag, Dev tau siv tsib lub sij hawm nyuaj siab rau sab nraum zoov ntawm Exploria Stadium, lub tsev ntawm Major League Soccer's Orlando City club, thaum kawg ua tiav plaub hauv thaj av muv uas nws raug yuam kom sib tw thawj zaug. sij hawm.

"Kuv lub cheeb tsam nyuaj txaus los yeej thaum nws tsis suav nrog Orlando," said Dev, ib tug tub ntxhais kawm qib xya xyoo 13 xyoos. "Qhov tseeb tias nws yog ib feem peb ntawm Florida, uas yog kev ntxhov siab thiab kuv pib kawm ntxiv, tab sis nws tsis ua hauj lwm thaum kawg, hmoov tsis."

Thaum Lub Tebchaws Spelling Bee rov qab los - tag nrho ntawm tus kheej ntawm nws qhov chaw ib txwm nyob sab nraud Washington thawj zaug txij li xyoo 2019 - Dev cov kev paub qhia tau hais tias tus kabmob kis mus ntxiv li cas rau cov menyuam yaus uas tau siv sijhawm ntau xyoo npaj los sib tw sau ntawv tus nqi zog siab tshaj. Cov tsev kawm ntawv thiab cov neeg txhawb nqa tau tso tawm ntawm lub raj xa dej muv, cov cheeb tsam tau sib sau ua ke thiab cov muv muaj tsawg dua li ib nrab ntawm cov ntawv sau uas nws muaj peb xyoos dhau los.

Grace Walters, tus kws sau ntawv yav dhau los uas tau qhia txog 2018 tus yeej thiab peb ntawm tus kws sau ntawv tau hais tias "Muaj kev nkag siab tias KEVID ua rau muaj kev cuam tshuam tseem ceeb ntawm cov muv uas yav dhau los thiab cov muv sau ntawv tam sim no," yim 2019 co-champs. "Thiab kuv tsis paub tias qhov ntawd yog qhov phem lossis tsis yog, tab sis kuv tabtom ua kom tus cwj pwm zoo txog nws."

Lwm qhov kev hloov pauv loj: Cincinnati-based Scripps tsoo nrog tus khub ntev ESPN thiab yuav tshaj tawm cov kev sib tw ntawm nws tus kheej tes hauj lwm, ION thiab Bounce. Actor thiab literacy advocate LeVar Burton tau ntiav ua tus tswv tsev thiab yuav xam phaj spellers thiab lawv tsev neeg backstage, thiab xyoo tas los tus yeej, Zaila Avant-garde, yuav yog ib feem ntawm kev tshaj tawm raws li tus kws tshuaj ntsuam.

Scripps muaj 245 tus neeg txhawb nqa hauv cheeb tsam hauv 2020 rau cov muv uas thaum kawg muab tso tseg vim muaj kev sib kis. Tus lej ntawd tau nqis mus rau 198 rau xyoo no muv, uas pib txij hnub Tuesday txog hnub Thursday.

J. Michael Durnil, tus thawj coj ntawm Bee tau hais tias "Muaj ntau tus neeg txhawb nqa uas tseem nrog peb, txawm tias, tau qhia txog kev txhawj xeeb thiab cov teeb meem tshwm sim los ntawm kev sib kis," “Ib txhia ntawm peb cov neeg txhawb nqa tau hloov kho lawv txoj haujlwm li cas thiab tej zaum tus muv tsis haum. Tej zaum lawv poob tib neeg lub zog thiab yuav tsum rov xav txog lawv txoj kev lag luam tseem ceeb thiab cov muv tsis yog ib feem ntawm nws. Muaj kev rov pib dua zoo nyob hauv ntau thaj chaw. "

Cov ntawv xov xwm keeb kwm tau txhawb nqa cov muv hauv cheeb tsam feem ntau, tab sis raws li kev lag luam luam tawm kev lag luam cratered, cov neeg txhawb nqa tau los ua ib tug hodgepodge ntawm tuam txhab, nonprofits thiab tsoom fwv cov koom haum. Polk County Kev Ncig Tebchaws thiab Kev Ua Si Kev Lag Luam, uas txhawb nqa cov muv hauv cheeb tsam uas Dev yeej xyoo 2020 thiab '21, yog ntawm cov uas tau tawm mus. Qhov ntawd tau yuam Dev taug kev ob teev los ntawm nws lub tsev hauv Seminole, Florida, mus rau Orlando, qhov chaw qhib huab cua sib tw rub tawm thaum cov kws txiav txim plaub tshee.

Nws tau hais tias "Lawv txawm hloov mus rau cov lus zoo li 20 feeb thiab lawv pom tau tias peb khaws lawv txoj cai, yog li lawv hloov mus rau kev sau ntawv," nws hais. “Koj paub, koj pib poob koj qhov kev xav tom qab li tsib teev. Koj pib poob koj lub zog. "

Pro sports franchises tau sau cov neeg txhawb nqa tsis muaj dab tsi. NFL's Carolina Panthers tuav lub cheeb tsam loj heev uas xa plaub tus neeg sau ntawv los ntawm North Carolina thiab ob tug los ntawm South Carolina. Lub Tennessee Titans ua tib yam rau feem ntau ntawm lawv lub xeev. Thiab Scripps tau khiav tsib ntawm nws cov muv hauv cheeb tsam rau cov menyuam yaus uas nyob hauv qhov chaw tsis muaj kev txhawb nqa.

Scripps tab tom txhawb cov neeg txhawb nqa ntawm cheeb tsam loj kom xa ntau tus menyuam mus rau muv. Tus nqi tag rau kev txhawb nqa ib tus neeg sau ntawv yog $ 3,900. Rau ob, nws yog $7,500, thiab rau peb, nws yog $10,000.

Kev poob qis hauv cov neeg txhawb nqa tsis yog qhov laj thawj tseem ceeb ntawm cov muv me dua xyoo no. Xyoo 2018 thiab 2019 muv muaj daim npav qus uas tsim los ua lwm txoj hauv kev rau muv rau cov neeg sau ntawv hauv cheeb tsam nyuaj. Karthik Nemmani, ib tug tub ntxhais kawm ntawm Walters 'thiab daim npav qus los ntawm thaj chaw muaj txuj ci nplua nuj Dallas, yeej tus muv hauv qhov kev pab cuam thawj xyoo.

Tab sis xyoo 2019, ntau tshaj li ib nrab ntawm 562 tus neeg sau ntawv hauv muv yog cov ntawv teev lus qus, feem ntau ntawm lawv cov menyuam yaus uas tsis muaj kev sib tw hauv tebchaws. Scripps tau npaj yuav ntsuas qhov kev pab cuam rov qab rau xyoo 2020. Tom qab ntawd tus muv tus thawj coj ua haujlwm ntev tau tawm mus thiab nws qhov hloov pauv, Durnil, tau muab daim npav qus pov tseg tag nrho.

Durnil tau hais tias "Nws tau dhau los ua qhov kev them nyiaj rau-kev ua si, uas yog qhov tsis sib xws nrog lub luag haujlwm thiab lub siab ntawm muv, ncaj ncees," Durnil tau hais.

Qhov ntawd tawm xyoo no muv nrog 234 tus neeg sau ntawv, txhua tus uas tsim nyog tau txais txiaj ntsig. Muaj ntau lub ntsej muag paub. Akash Vukoti, 13-xyoo-laus los ntawm San Angelo, Texas, uas pib tsim nyog raws li qib ib, tab tom sib tw zaum thib tsib. Kaum plaub-xyoo-laus Maya Jadhav ntawm Fitchburg, Wisconsin, thiab 14-xyoo-laus Harini Logan ntawm San Antonio, Texas, txhua tus ua lawv plaub qhov tshwm sim.

Spellers muaj hnub nyoog tawm ntawm qhov kev sib tw thaum lawv mus txog qib cuaj, txhais tau hais tias cov neeg uas tsim nyog los ua cov tub ntxhais kawm qib rau xyoo 2019 yeej tsis tau ntsib dua lwm "Bee Week." Tsuas yog sab saum toj 11 tus neeg sau ntawv sib tw hauv tib neeg xyoo tas los hauv qhov chaw uas tsis muaj feem ntau ntawm Walt Disney World.

Harini tau hais tias "Nws yog qhov tsim nyog, kuv xav tias, rau tag nrho cov menyuam kawm qib yim hauv 2022 muv kom tau txais lub sijhawm ntawd ob xyoos dhau los, peb tsis muaj," Harini hais. "Tau txais kev paub dhau los ua peb qhov kawg, peb muaj hmoo heev rau qhov ntawd."