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Friday, May 29, 2009

Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner

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

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