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Indian Americans: Spelling Bee

Ouchilingous!

Indian American Bee champs spell their way ahead in life

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Winning Words

  • 2010 Stromuhr (instrument for measuring velocity of blood flow) Anamika Veeramani
  • 2009 Laodicean (indifferent or lukewarm especially in matters of religion) Kavya Shivashankar
  • 2008 Guerdon (reward or payment) Sameer Mishra
  • 2005 Appoggiatura (a type of musical note) Anurag Kashyap
  • 2003 Pococurante (indifferent, apathetic) Sai R. Gunturi
  • 2002 Prospicience (foresight) Pratyush Buddiga
  • 2000 Demarche (diplomatic representation or protest) George A. Thampy

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How The Bee Works

  • Eight-graders and below qualify for the National Spelling Bee  by winning local bees or spelloffs
  • National contest held over three days in June in Washington D.C., most of it broadcast live
  • Around 300 enter, only 50 chosen for the semis and finals
  • Only 150 seconds allotted to spell a word. Definitions, languages of origin etc provided to speller on request.
  • Winner gets $40,000 plus and White House meeting with the president.
  • In the last 12 years, eight Indian Americans won though the community is only 1 per cent of the US population

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