We have a w-i-n-n-e-r
May 31st, 2012
09:44 PM ET

We have a w-i-n-n-e-r

Snigdha Nandipati, 14, of California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night by properly spelling guetapens, which means an ambush snare or trap.

Snigdha was the only contestant left standing after Stuti Mishra misspelled "schwarmerei" incorrectly in Round 12. When Snigdha correctly spelled the final word, the bee was hers.

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  1. Yeah, no

    Do you really expect us to believe that is JIF?

    June 1, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. HIDE BEHIND

    A round of applause and recognition for achievment to all who made it to the final championship spell off.
    No group picture here, but those youths are the best in US at spelling true, but along with that ability all seem to be high achievers in most other scholastic endeavors.
    It takes hard work and there are no losers, as the lessons learned benefit them all
    Congrats!

    June 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Look at that. She's reading the answer off her hand.

    June 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
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