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SUKANYA ROY WINS SRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

SUKANYA ROY WINS SRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

The Indian-American from South Abington, Penn. took the top place from runner-up Laura Newcombe when she correctly spelled the word 'cymotrichous' – which relates to wavy hair.

Sukanya, 14, will take home more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. She is now the fourth consecutive Indian-American to take the title at the Scripps spelling bee, and the ninth within the past 13 years.

"I went through the dictionary once or twice," she said, "and I guess some of the words really stuck." (more)

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Article by KEVIN DOLAK, ABC News | Read full article here