Indian Americans Lead the National Spelling Bee 2015

2015 Scripps Spelling Bee Winners:-

Just like the Past year this Year the crown of Scripps Spelling Bee champion shared by the two students Vanya Shivashankar Speller No. 90 and Gokul Venkatachalam speller no. 140. We had 10 champions in the last 14 contests of Indian or American/South Asian.

History of Spell Bee: –

In 1925 Nine newspaper Collaborated together and start a national level champion ship spelling quiz for students which is called spelling Bee but later in 1944 Scripps took over sponsorship of the National Spelling Bee. But there is no national Spelling Bee at the time of war.

This is not the first time when winners trophy share by two students in 1950, 1957, 1962 and 2014 trophy were also shared by two champions. In last 90 years spelling bee make 91 champions, 47 have been girls and 44 have been boys.

Last 15 year champions of Spelling Bee:-

Year Winner’s Name Sponsor Sponsor’s location
2000 George Thampy St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis, Missouri
2001 Sean Conley Aitkin Independent Age Aitkin, Minnesota
2002 Pratyush Buddiga Rocky Mountain News Denver, Colorado
2003 Sai Gunturi Dallas Morning News Dallas, Texas
2004 David Tidmarsh South Bend Tribune South Bend, Indiana
2005 Anurag Kashyap San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego
2006 Kerry Close Asbury Park PressHome News Tribune Spring Lake, New Jersey
2007 Evan O’Dorney Contra Costa Times Walnut Creek, California
2008 Sameer Mishra Journal & Courier West Lafayette, Indiana
2009 Kavya Shivashankar The Olathe News Olathe, Kansas
2010 Anamika Veeramani The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Ohio
2011 Sukanya Roy Times Leader Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2012 Snigdha Nandipati U-T San Diego San Diego, CA
2013 Arvind Mahankali New York Daily News New York City
2014 Sriram J. Hathwa Corning Rotary Club Corning, New York
Ansun Sujoe Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas
2015 Gokul Venkatachalam St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis, Missouri
Vanya Shivashankar The Olathe News Olathe, Kansas

Source: –

We had 10 champions in the last 14 contests of Indian American/South Asian descend. Because of this American Students feel little bit nervous or we can say offended.

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