Displaying more of the general cool he maintained during the entire competition, New York's Arvind Mahankali, age 13, won Thursday night's Scripps Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word for "knaidel," which is the Yiddish word for "dumpling."

Like an old pro, Arvind appeared humbled by his win; according to the New York Times, he said that he was "retiring on a good note."