June 3, 2011 by staff
Cymotrichous, It was and continues and continues. Five spelling apparently had memorized the entire dictionary would simply not be confused with any word thrown in their way. It was getting late, well past bedtime and beyond the allocated time slot on ESPN.
Without Finally, after 21 consecutive, spelling a failure, one of them finally flubbed a word. Finally, the others had gone – after hearing the bell indicator disposal – with the exception of 14-year-old eighth grader Sukanya Roy South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, who took home the trophy and over yy 40,000 in cash prizes.
Sukanya was cymotrichous winning word, which is associated with wavy hair. She likes hiking, climbing and ice-skating and wants to pursue a career in international relations. She is the fourth consecutive American Indian to win the bee and the ninth in the last 13 years, a career that began when Nupur Lala captured the crown in 1999 and later appeared in the documentary “Spellbound.”
A competitor three times a bee, Sukanya tied at 12 in 2009 and 20 in 2010.
“I went through the dictionary once or twice,” he said, “and I think some of the words really stuck.”
Laura Newcombe, 12, of Toronto, finished second. She was trying to be the first Canadian to win the bee, but she came to the word “sorites”.
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