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    Indian-origin children top again

    Posted on: 2015-05-30 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog

    Indian-American-Children-becomes-co-winners-in-Spelling-Bee-Contest Scripting history, two Indian-Americans children on Thursday won the world’s prestigious spelling bee in a tie the second time in a row, maintaining the community’s complete dominance on the competition. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee as they together lifted the golden trophy amid confetti and applause in a repeat of last year’s surprise tie — a feat achieved by Indian-Americans for the second consecutive year.

    • The two winners will each receive over $37,000 in cash and prizes.
    • young Indian-Americans have won as many as 14 of the past 18 contests and its the eighth year in a row.
    • This is also the first time a sibling of a former champion won.
    • The third spot was also bagged by an Indian-American Cole Shafer-Ray from Oklahoma.
    Source: The Hindu   Note: For more updates on topics asked in CLAT, keep visiting CLAT Gurukul which is a knowledge sharing initiative of The Knowledge Tree, Patna's premier coaching institute for CLAT and for other law entrance exams like AILET, SET, LSAT etc.


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