Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TWENTY-ONE [DING] SALUTE:  Frank Neuhauser, winner of the first-ever national spelling bee eighty-five years ago, has passed away at the age of 97.  He won the 1925 competition with "gladiolus," for which he earned $500 in gold, a bicycle, and a trip to the White House to meet President Coolidge.


  1. Jenn.4:04 PM

    I'll admit that, when I first heard this news, I wondered if y'all were going to cover it.  Thank you for justifying my faith in you.

  2. BeeFan11:02 PM

    I hope there are spelling bees in heaven, with Alex Cameron as the pronouncer.

    RIP Frank.