Indian-origin children top again
Posted on: 2015-05-30 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
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.