This time too the Scripps Spelling Bee Champion is a 13-year old Indian boy from New York.


Arvind Mahankali became the national champion last Thursday. He had been getting the 3rd place for the last two years. In the past years he had lost the championships because of wrongly spelling out German derived words.


But this time he nailed them right. His winning word was “knaidel,” which means small mass of leavened dough.


“The German curse has turned into a German blessing,” he said.