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Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, holds the trophy after winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, U.S. July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper(REUTERS)

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:00 AM IST
After winning several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde becomes the first Black contestant to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee competition by correctly spelling 'Murraya'
The Spelling Bee was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Twitter/HuberSPSD)
The Spelling Bee was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Twitter/HuberSPSD)

Nine Indian-Americans make it to US Spelling Bee final 2021

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 10:41 AM IST
  • The US Spelling Bee reflects the dominance young kids from the small ethnic community have had on this prestigious and high-pressure endurance test for more than a decade now.
National Spelling Bee to go virtual, finalists will gather at Walt Disney World(Twitter/HuberSPSD)
National Spelling Bee to go virtual, finalists will gather at Walt Disney World(Twitter/HuberSPSD)

National Spelling Bee to go virtual, finalists will gather at Walt Disney World

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:53 PM IST
  • Though last year's competition was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year but virtually with preliminary rounds in mid-June, the semifinals on June 27 and finalists to gather at Walt Disney World in Florida
Regular assignments and tests will help teachers assess the performance of students.(HT PHOTO)
Regular assignments and tests will help teachers assess the performance of students.(HT PHOTO)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Promote students automatically? Now is the time for innovation in education

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:27 PM IST
One needs to view the scenario as an unprecedented one, requiring careful manoeuvring with one objective in mind: That of the welfare of students. How will they derive the maximum benefit from this situation?
Indian-American teen Navneeth Murali won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest.(South Asian Spelling Bee website)
Indian-American teen Navneeth Murali won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest.(South Asian Spelling Bee website)

Indian-American teen wins grand prize in 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest

New York | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Navneeth Murali correctly spelled the word flipe, variant spelling of flype, that Merriam-Webster dictionary describes as “to strip off by or as if by peeling”, a media report said.
Vivekanand English High School, Kurla, recently celebrated Guru Purnima and hosted a programme organised by Sanskruti Samvardhan Pratishthan, to enhance student’s moral education.
Vivekanand English High School, Kurla, recently celebrated Guru Purnima and hosted a programme organised by Sanskruti Samvardhan Pratishthan, to enhance student’s moral education.

School kids learns values and morals

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Vivekanand English High School, Kurla, recently celebrated Guru Purnima and hosted a programme organised by Sanskruti Samvardhan Pratishthan to enhance student’s moral education, inculcate Indian values and create responsible citizens.
This was a first for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as the competition is officially called, which has had two-way joint winners a few times over the 94 years of its history. But eight, never.(AFP photo)
This was a first for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as the competition is officially called, which has had two-way joint winners a few times over the 94 years of its history. But eight, never.(AFP photo)

Eight, including 7 of Indian descent, break the Spelling Bee, make history

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 08:41 PM IST
Spelling Bee, the popular word spelling competition for American school children, ran out of words to break the logjam Thursday night and declared eight contestants as joint winners for 2019, seven of them of Indian descent.
Karthik Nemmani, 14, from McKinney, Texas, is presented with the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy by Adam Symson, president and CEO, E.W. Scripps Company, after he won the bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, US, on Thursday.(AP)
Karthik Nemmani, 14, from McKinney, Texas, is presented with the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy by Adam Symson, president and CEO, E.W. Scripps Company, after he won the bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, US, on Thursday.(AP)

Texan from India beats Texan from India to win Spelling Bee

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Karthik Nemmani, 14, beat Naysa Modi, 12, to win the Bee, continuing the winning spree of Indian Americans who have triumphed every championship since 2008.
Akash Vukoti first entered the spelling bee contest when he was just 2 years old.(Image: Sourced)
Akash Vukoti first entered the spelling bee contest when he was just 2 years old.(Image: Sourced)

Breaking the bee: Indian kids are spelling out a new sport in America

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 08:45 AM IST
19 of 95 Spelling Bee winners have been Indian-American children. Winning the spelling bee competitions gives the Indian-American community a “platform to unabashedly flaunt their Americanness”.
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