Last night, 13-year-old Kavya Shivashankar won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Aishwarya Pastapur, also 13, finished in third place. This is the second consecutive year that an Indian-American competitor has won. She's the eighth Indian-American overall to win; the first was Balu Natarajan of Illinois in 1985.
Read coverage and commentary by SAJAforum editor ARUN VENUGOPAL