The lovely young woman at left is Kavya Shivashankar, who you may remember from this post. Anyway, Kavya - and a group of other smart, spirited young Americans - just finished up the Scripps National Spelling Bee preliminaries...and we've got a cute clip. (Added bonus: Kavya's sister makes an appearance.)
From the preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. earlier today: Oh noes!! 11! Spellin, Ur Doin It Rong!!1!
Perhaps you've seen Ashley White before: She appeared in a documentary called Spellbound, about the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One of the few African-American youngsters featured, Ms. White had a photographic memory and dreams of becoming an obstetrician. By the time the movie was released, in 2002, Ms. White…