Indian-origin student wins US’ Scripps National Spelling Bee

Twelve-year-old Indian-American girl Ananya Vinay has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, bagging a $40,000 cash prize after successfully spelling the word “marocain” , a dress fabric made of silk or wool, to win the contest.She has become the 13th consecutive Indian American to win the contest.
She is the 18th of the past 22 winners with Indian heritage. The trend began in 1999 with Nupur Lala’s victory.
Ananya won the competition after several rounds against Rohan Rajeev, another Indian-American student. The two were the last two standing of the initial 291 spellers.