Indian-American girl wins Spelling Bee

The sixth-grader from Fresno, California, won by spelling "marocain", a French word for dress fabric made of ribbed crepe. When Vinay asked for a definition, Camerota told her it was a word made up by the 45th president. She switched between contriteness to combativeness during the press conference, during which she attempted several nervous jokes that drew laughs mostly from her attorney, Lisa Bloom.

Anna Cockfield, a 13-year-old student at Petoskey Middle School, excelled under the pressure of competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.

Well, it is to mention that in the past three years, the tournament ended in ties after the contestants successfully completed the entire lists of words. She aced words like "nyctinasty" and "tapas". The 14-year-old misspelled "panniculitis", which refers to an inflammation of abdominal fat. "I'm so happy right now", she said after she won. "It was interesting to go back and forth for so many rounds". He added that his daughter, who says she wants to be a doctor, is highly self-motivated. Despite her score, she said she thought she did "pretty well for the spelling, but the vocabulary was really hard", Annalee Johnson said.

"I am disappointed that I could not make it beyond the second round because I came here with the hope of winning the ultimate prize", said Lily Tugbah. Rohan's close call was even more heartbreaking.

Vinay likes to volunteer because she likes to help people.

First started in 1925, the goal of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. She is also the 13th consecutive Indian-American victor; 18 of the last 20 bees were won by Indian-Americans. She was aiming to become first the child of a previous competitor to win.

Vanya Shivashankar was co-winner of the bee in 2015.

During the earlier rounds, no one was more surprised than Maggie Sheridan of Mansfield, Ohio, when she aced the word "whirlicote", which is a luxurious carriage or coach.

"I was honestly, absolutely shocked".

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