2015 National Spelling Bee Ends in A Tie – Venkatachalam and Shivashankar

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spelling beeMissouri teen Gokul Venkatachalam and Kansas’ Vanya Shivashankar tied for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee title on Thursday, in the second consecutive year officials have crowned co-champions.

The 13-year-old Shivashankar, whose sister won the Bee in 2009, secured the title on the word scherenschnitte.

Venkatachalam, 14, was told he would be co-champion if he spelled his final word correctly and with asking a definition, won on the word nunatak.

Scripps had not crowned co-champions since 1962 until last year, when officials also ran out of words on the list to separate the two finalists. Read more at Guardian.

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. If you make a scherenschnitte of a nunatak, you might be a taller champion of a bigger bee. That is way out of the league of my meager doctoral learning history.

    Cut it and climb it. Funny.

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