Anurag Kashyap won the National Spelling Bee beating 272 other spellers in a two days of competition. To be honest with you I would have a difficult time spelling “spelling bee” let alone the winner name without spell check.
Anurag, 13, of Poway clinched “appoggiatura,” a melodic tone, to take home some $30,000 in prizes. He won in the 19th round of the 78th Annual National Scripps Spelling Bee.
Anurag, a straight-A middle-school student whose favorite subject is science, tied for 47th in last year’s spelling bee. That experience “helped me to know what I should study to … like, win this thing,” he said afterward, repeatedly hiding his face behind his cardboard number.
I watched part of this competition this afternoon and needless to say I was humbled. Thank you “spell check”. I was lost at welcome contestants. To borrow a line from the movie Jerry Maguire; they would have had me at cabochon
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin