Indian-American Snigdha Nandipati wins National Spelling Bee contest
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A US student of Indian origin has won the National Spelling Bee competition by spelling guetapens, a French-derived word that means ambush, snare or trap.
14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati from San Diego, California was calm and collected throughout, as she beat out eight other finalists in the nerve-wracking, brain-busting competition.
Nandipati is an avid reader and coin collector who aspires to become a psychiatrist or neurosurgeon. She plays violin and is fluent in Telugu.
She's the 5th consecutive Indian-American winner and 10th in the last 14 years, CBS News reported.
Stuti Mishra of West Melbourne, Florida, finished second after misspelling "schwarmerei."
Prizes for winning the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee include 30,000 dollars in cash, a trophy, a 2,500-dollar savings bond, a 5,000-dollar scholarship, 2,600 dollars in reference works from the Encyclopedia Britannica and an online language course. (ANI)
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