SPELLING BEE CHAMP:14-Year-Old Wins Fifth Title for Indian-Americans
June 2, 2012 - 9:08 am | Category: National
She correctly spelled “guetapens,” a French word for ambush, to win the title.
The avid reader and coin collector from San Diego won $30,000 in cash, a trophy, a $2,500 savings bond, a $5,000 scholarship, $2,600 in reference materials from Encyclopedia Britannica and an online language course.
Back in 1999, Nupur Lala’s victory started the Indian-American community’s run of spelling bee titles. She was featured in the documentary Spellbound.Article Source