Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sukanya Roy won U.S. Spelling Bee crown

Sukanya Roy won U.S. Spelling Bee crown

Sukanya Roy won the crown at the prestigious Spelling Bee championships in Maryland, U.S. the 14-year-old is the fourth Indian-origin student in a row to bag top honours at the event, for correctly spelling the tongue twister ‘cymotrichous’.
The teenager earlier participated in the 2009 and 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bees, tying for the 12th place in 2009 and 20th place in 2010. This is the ninth time in 13 years that an Indian American has been declared a Spelling Bee champion, reflecting the dominance of the community students in the competition.

For Further Reading,
Current Affairs, Sports Awards 2011


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