Spelling Bee To Rookwood Pottery: We're Going To Need More Trophies

By: Rookwood Pottery

From WVXU: "In an unprecedented move, the Scripps Spelling Bee crowned eight co-champions early Friday morning. After 20 rounds of increasingly difficult words, the 2019 Spelling Bee organizers declared the final eight contestants "octochamps." "

The 8 winners of the Scripps National spelling bee with the trophy

Article by Tara Weingartner, WVXU

“In an unprecedented move, the Scripps Spelling Bee crowned eight co-champions early Friday morning. After 20 rounds of increasingly difficult words, the 2019 Spelling Bee organizers declared the final eight contestants “octochamps.”

Each winner receives $50,000 and a Scripps Cup made by Cincinnati pottery company Rookwood Pottery. Images from the confetti-strewn competition floor show the winners collectively holding one trophy.

“We will be making more trophies” says Sarah Ditlinger, marketing manager with The Rookwood Pottery Co. “We’ll be doing a rush order to get them in time so that each of the winners can have something special to take home and commemorate their milestone.” ”

 

Read the full Article by WVXU here

 

Header Image By: MARK BOWEN / SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE