National Spelling Bee Champions

Eighth grader, Justin Carroll (R), from Wynne, Ark
Eighth grader, Justin Carroll (R), from Wynne, Ark
WASHINGTON, : Eighth grader, Justin Carroll (R), from Wynne, Arkansas, celebrates after winning the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee 01 June at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Carroll won after Majory Lazery (L), of Copley, Ohio, failed to spell "Cappelletti." Carroll spelled "Hirumvine" and "Xanthosis" to win. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated
Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated by her mother Suju after winning the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington DC 30 May 1996. Guey correctly spelled "Vivisepulture" to win the 69th annual competition. (Photo credit should read Travis HEYING/AFP/Getty Images)
Rebecca A. Sealfon,a 13-year-old eighth grade stud
Rebecca A. Sealfon,a 13-year-old eighth grade stud
WASHINGTON, : Rebecca A. Sealfon,a 13-year-old eighth grade student from Brooklyn, New York celebrates her win in the 70th Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee 29 May in Washington. Sealfon beat out 245 spellers by correctly spelling "euonym". (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO STEPHEN JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
77th Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Enters Final Rounds
77th Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Enters Final Rounds
WASHINGTON - JUNE 3: Jay Tidmarsh (L) of South Bend, Indiana, congratulates his son David after he won the National Spelling Bee June 3, 2004 in Washington, DC. Tidmarsh spelled the word autochthonous to win the competition. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
Young Spellers Vie For National Championship
Young Spellers Vie For National Championship
WASHINGTON - JUNE 02: Anurag Kashyap of San Diego, California is handed a trophy after winning the 78th Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee by spelling the word " Appoggiatura" June 1, 2005 in Washington, DC. The spelling bee features children from around the nation competing for the title of champion speller. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
National Spelling Bee Continues In Washington, DC
National Spelling Bee Continues In Washington, DC
WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Katharine Close, 13, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, gets a hand from EW Scripps Company CEO Ken Lowe while holding up the championship trophy after winning the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. Katharine won after spelling the word "Ursprache." She is the first female winner of the bee since 1999. This is the first year that the spelling bee will be broadcast on primetime television. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Students Compete In Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
Students Compete In Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
WASHINGTON - MAY 31: Speller Evan O'Dorney (L) of Danville, California, gets a hand to help to hold the trophy from Kenneth Lowe, President and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, after O'Dorney won the finals of 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 31, 2007 in Washington, DC. O'Dorney correctly spelled the word "serrefine" to win the competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Students Compete For Honors At National Spelling Bee
Students Compete For Honors At National Spelling Bee
WASHINGTON - MAY 28: Speller Kavya Shivashankar (C) of Olathe, Kansas, receives a group hug from her father Mirle, her mother Sandy and her younger sister Vanya after she won the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Shivashankar correctly spelled the word "Laodicean" and became the champion in round 16. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Held In Washington, DC
Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Held In Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31: Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego, California, holds the trophy after she has won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 31, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Nandipati became the champion after she correctly spelled the word "guetapens" in round 13. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Arvind V. Mahankali, representing New York, stands after winning the championship round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. Mahankali won by correctly spelling "knaidel", a German-derived Yiddish word, defeating Pranav Sivakumar, representing Illinois. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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