10-year-old, Sohum Sukhatankar from Allen, TX, wins Bee with correct spelling of "decamerous"
The 59th Annual Golden Chick Dallas Regional Spelling Bee winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 27 – June 3, 2017. The Dallas Regional Spelling Bee is open to 4th-8th grade public, private, charter, and home school students within the 38-county Dallas region.
(Late Latin: supererogatio "payment beyond what is due or asked", from super "beyond" and erogare "to pay out, expend" [from ex "out" and rogare "to ask"]) is the performance of more than is asked for; the action of doing more than duty requires. In ethics, an act is supererogatory if it is good but not morally required to be done. It refers to an act that is more than necessary, when another course of action—involving less—would still be an acceptable action. It differs from a duty (which is an act that would be wrong not to do), and from acts that are morally neutral. Supererogation may be considered as performing above and beyond a normative course of duty to further benefits and functionality.
adjective, /iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik)
resulting from the activity of a health care provider or institution; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician, nurse, or allied health professional.
a perennial herbaceous plant with straight stem, simple and alternate leaves containing white spots and flecks, making it attractive as indoor foliage. Species in this genus are popular as houseplants because of their tolerance of shade. The common name, "dumb canes" refers to the poisoning effect of raphides, which can cause temporary inability to speak; for this reason it is also known as the mother-in-law's tongue.
noun, a·vi·fau·na ˌāvəˈfônə,ˌavə
the birds or the kinds of birds of a region, period, or environment
noun, doo-ter-uh-noh-pee-uh, dyoo-
a form of colour blindness in which there is a tendency to confuse blues and greens, and greens and reds, and in which sensitivity to green is reduced
noun, kook·a·bur·ra ,ˈko͝okəˌbərə/
a terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The single member of the genus Clytoceyx is commonly referred to as the shovel-billed kookaburra.
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August 17, 2016
Beginning of Early Bird School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($145)
August 17, 2016
Beginning of Early Bird Home School Family Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($102)
October 14, 2016
End of Early Bird Enrollment Periods
October 15, 2016
Beginning of the Standard School Enrollment Period on the Scripps website ($220)
October 15, 2016
Beginning of the Standard Home School Family Enrollment Period ($177)
December 12, 2016
End of Standard Enrollment Periods
January 13, 2017
Deadline for schools to conduct school bees
January 18, 2017
Deadline for schools to report school champion to County Coordinator
February 8, 2017
Deadline for County Coordinators to conduct county bees
February 10, 2017
Deadline for County Coordinators to email County Champion Form and Photos to the Dallas Sports Commission