The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week. George Thampy, who won the bee in 2000, spoke with Education Next’s Marty West about the experience in 2010.

For more on spelling bees and other academic competitions, please see “Competition Makes a Comeback” by June Kronholz in the Summer 2010 issue of Education Next.

Last updated May 26, 2015