The Scripps National Spelling Bee declared eight candidates co-champions on Thursday night. (31. May)

In perhaps the most exciting and challenging final round in the history of spelling contests, eight students shared the trophy of the nation's highest spelling contests on Thursday night.

Yes, you read that right: eight students, a trophy and a lot of words that most people have not even heard.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee was in the third hour of the last round of 16 spelling contests when the voice of contestant Jacques Bailly admitted it. Perhaps the students are missing the words.

"Champion spell checker, we're now in unknown territory," Bailly told the crowded crowd at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center in Maryland and the prime time viewers on ESPN.

We still have many words on our list, "he continued," but soon we'll run out of words that may challenge you, the most phenomenal collection of super-spell-writers in the history of this contest. "

Historical Beginning: Eight-Piece Scripps Bee Championship Title in 2019

Three laps later, eight masters were named and people loved every minute of it.

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Some people wanted to work overtime:

Others gave up the NBA finale to watch it:

Many people were just amazed at the words the spellbinders have nailed:

Others wondered how the bee gave the prize money ($ 50,000) to all Eight Students: Spelling Bee CEO

However, the bee had a good time with it:

But who was the most excited for this Super Spelling? None other than the defeated dictionary:

Post: Kristin Lam, USA TODAY. Follow Ryan Miller from USA TODAY on Twitter: @RyanW_Miller


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