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Rookwood Pottery will make enough trophies for all 8 Scripps National Spelling Bee champs

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 10:00:15-04

CINCINNATI — All eight winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will get a custom-designed trophy of their own. First, Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery has to put in a little more work.

Director of Product Development Mary Guanciale says the company was prepared for three winners, “knowing that there has been a two-way tie in the past.”

But who could have prepared for the octo-champs?

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“An eight-way tie is unprecedented,” Guanciale said, “and thus, we will be making additional trophies so that all eight winners can have a custom-designed piece to celebrate their milestone with a piece of art that is equally as grand as their accomplishment.”

Rookwood Pottery created the first custom Scripps Cup — meant to go home with the winner of the Bee. In a historic moment, eight spellers made it through every single round and all eight were named champions.

Guanciale designed the Cincinnati-made cup. The design honors nine decades of Scripps Spelling Bee history.

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