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In Scripps National Spelling Bee, one emerges victorious with dough.

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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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Unless I'm going blind, I didn't see EDUCATION under the forums. ATS should have a threads bucket for EDUCATION IMO. It is always good to see a good healthy educational competion amongst the kids. More of these events should be promoted at local levels. There are plenty of athletic events at school levels which are promoted but also encouraged by parents. More such events and competitions should be promoted/encouraged by the Parents. Then hopefully it wouldn't matter if the POTUS spends more money on the education programs or not.
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The only speller who didn’t hear it: Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills, N.Y., won finally won after finishing third, third and ninth in the previous three years.

His winning word: “knaidel,” a small mass of leavened dough — appropriate, given that he collected $30,000 for the win.

He defeated Pranav Sivakumar, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Tower Lakes, Ill., who incorrectly spelled “cyanophycean” (a blue-green alga).

It marked the sixth consecutive year that a teenager of South Asian descent won the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship and the first time since 2008 that a boy took the title.

Knaidel is a German-derived word, and when it was given to Mahankali, the crowd groaned given the history: Mahankali was eliminated in 2011 and 2012 on German words. On Thursday, he correctly spelled “dehnstufe” late in the finals, then won with knaidel.



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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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Is it me or Indian kids are winning all spelling bees around the world haha.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:09 AM
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I like how they bring race into the picture, South Asian descent. Whatever happend to just being an american? why does the color of his skin matter? Its kind of like Reverse racialism



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
I like how they bring race into the picture, South Asian descent. Whatever happend to just being an american? why does the color of his skin matter? Its kind of like Reverse racialism
True. He is an American first. Media is amazing. Indirectly they never fail to mention the heritage of the achievers.
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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by luciddream
Is it me or Indian kids are winning all spelling bees around the world haha.
Well the percentage of winners of Indian Heritage is higher. There are kids from other heritage as well in the mix




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