Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Arvind Mahankali of Queens was honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg today at City Hall.
The 13-year-old from Bayside Hills correctly spelled “knaidel,” a German-derived Yiddish word for a small mass of leavened dough, to win the 86th version of the competition.
Mayor Bloomberg said Mahankali’s win further demonstrates the greatness of New York City’s schools.
The two shared knaidels from Katz’s Deli during their meeting at City Hall.
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