14-Year-Old Karthik Nemmani Absolutely Slays Competition at the National Spelling Bee

Last night, 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, rocking rectangular glasses and a smooth bowl cut, won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word “koinonia,” meaning “communion.” The runner-up, Naysa Modi, was felled by the arguably much more difficult word “bewusstseinslage,”…

Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay, a 12-year-old sixth grader from Fresno, California, swept the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night after a tense final 25 rounds. She won on the word “marocain”; when asked post-win if she found her opponent a tough competitor, this shady genius said, “It was interesting to go back…