United States: Ananya Awarded with 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee


On Thursday 1st June 2017, Fresno’s Ananya Vinay won the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. After several hours of the risky lifeline of consonants and vowels, she received a $40,000 cash prize. The Spelling Bee competition held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in suburban Washington. 12-year-old Ananya Vinay correctly spelled the word ‘Marocain’, a dress fabric made of the silk and wool or both. she felt wonderful after beating 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev of Edmond Oklahoma during the stirring 25-word championship, Ananya Vinay said. Ananya Vinay said, “It was just fun to see how far it would go”. During the competition, among the three words Cheirotompholyx, durchkomponiert and tchefuncte two determinant spelled correctly and other two went back the home. At last, Rohan Rajeev misspelled the word marram before Vinay spelled two words correctly to win the bee.

Anaya plans to share the prize money with her 7-year-old brother. Her father Mr. Vinay Sreekumar said, “She had a deep passion for reading. The biggest thing that she wants to do is sit and read”. It was the first time on the national stage for 14-year-old eighth-grader boy Rohan Rajeev from Edmond, Oklahoma. Still, he has contented for years in other bees and he sought tutelage from another Oklahoman. Ananya Vinay is the 13th successive Indian-American to win the bee competition as well as the 18th of the past 22 winners with Indian heritage. Corresponding to the most of her precursors, Ananya sharpened her craft in highly competitive national bees that are limited to Indian-Americans. 14-year-old Marlene Schaff was ousted by misspelling cleidoic. Cleidoic means to be surrounded by a comparatively resistant shell. Schaff said, “I’m disappointed because I was debating between two spellings