Indian American Sukanya Roy wins spelling bee

Indian American Sukanya Roy wins spelling bee

Sukanya Roy, 14 year old Indian American won the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Bee started off with 275 young spellers. There was stiff competition, the bee lasted 20 rounds.

Roy’s winning word was cymotrichous. With this win she gets more than $ 40,000 in cash and prizes. According to the Scripps site, the prizes consist of $30,000 in cash, a $2,500 savings bond and a reference library from Merriam-Webster, $2,600 in reference works and a lifetime membership to Britannica Online Premium from Encyclopaedia Britannica, $5,000 cash prize from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, and an online course and a Nook eReader from K12 Inc. That comes out to $2,000 for each correctly spelled word


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