National Spelling Bee, 1933

Little Alma Roach, of Twinsburg, not only participated in the 1933 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., but won it. George Meltzer of Hoboken, New Jersey, failed to spell “propitiatory”. Alma corrected him and clinched the win by spelling “torsion”. The event was radio broadcast.

Alma later became a teacher for Solon Middle School.

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