Corrected entry: Akeelah spells the word 'concierge' wrong, without the second 'c', but is given it as being correct by the judges.
Corrected entry: When Derek T tells Akeelah that he wrote a poem, she wants to read it. He tells her that he'll show her if she wins. By the time the end of the movie arrives, the poem is never mentioned. Not even in the deleted scenes.