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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Penn., correctly spelled cymotrichous, a Greek-derived word meaning "wavy haired," to win the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. Sukanya, an eighth grade student at Abington Heights Middle School in Newton Ransom, Pennsylvania, represented the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in the competition.
CINCINNATI, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 29, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will welcome 275 spelling champions and their families to the nation's capital region for Bee Week, a program of sightseeing and entertainment surrounding the 84th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, won The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington Thursday. The eighth grader won the competition after correctly spelling the word Laodicean, which she was told means lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics. Tim Rutter, 12, of Virginia, came in second.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.