May 28, 2009 4:00 AM EDT
National Spelling Bee8 pm/ET ABC Times have changed, and so have the winning words in this entertaining event. Hard-to-spell, but at least understanda… Read more
The 2009 finals in Washington, D.C. The competition began with 293 spellers aged 9 to 15. Kavya Shivashankar from Kansas was the winner after spelling the word "Laodicean."
Premiered: May 28, 2009