It is a known fact that Indians are the most intelligent people in the world and here is yet another platform which proves that the above fact is correct. As a matter of fact I am not a great follower of the American competition called "National Spelling Bee", but still I used to watch it in ESPN, because there are lot of Indian origin participants. I have been watching this event for the past 4 or 5 years, and as a matter of fact I am very happy because, for the past three years students of Indian origin have won the competition.
What is Spelling bee?
United States National Spelling Bee is a competition which was started in the year 1925 and is running successfully for more than 80 years. The domination of Indian origin students have been increased at a very rapid rate. In simple, in this competition you will be asked to spell an English word , and you can ask information like,
i) Parts of Speech
ii) Alternate Pronunciations
iii) Usage of the word in any sentence
iv) Origin of the word( From which country it was originated)
Domination of Indians in the competition:
Indians of US origin have dominated this competition for the past one decade. Here are some interesting stats about the domination of Indians in this competition,
i) Indians have won 8 out of last 12 competition
ii) Indians have won the recent 3 competition,
2008 - Sameer Mishra
2009 - Kavya Shivshankar
2010 - Anamika Veeramani
Anamika Veeramani wins National Spelling Bee 2010:
This year another Indian origin girl, called Anamka Veeramani won the competiton, and the winning word is "Stromuhr", which is a medical word.
The competition was held at Grand Hyatt hotel,Washington DC, from 2nd May to 4th May. It was a very good competition and I was very happy that an Indian origin girl won the competition.
Anamika Veeramani was sponsored by The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH.
Some websites also states that she is a Tamil girl, as her father name is Alagaiya and her mother name is Malar.
Anamika is a very talented girl and even in 2009, she did well to take the fifth ( tied) place.
Another interesting fact is that another Indian American, Shantanu Srivatsa, did well to claim the second place( tied by 3 participants)
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Author: Raaghavan Krishnamurthy
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