National Spelling Bee champions through the years

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Unbridled jubilation. That's the emotion most displayed when champions are crowned for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Some will raise their trophies high in the air. Others will cover their mouths in shock. Still more will bow their heads in disbelief. One literally leaped for joy. Here are four decades worth of images chronicling reactions to being the best speller in the land. -- AP

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