Anurag Kashyap, 13, won the competition. He spelled the word appoggiatura, a musical term, correctly. 11-year-old Samir Patel of Colleyville, Texas and Aliya Deri, 13, of Pleasanton, California tied for second place. Patel misspelled the word Roscian. Deri misspelled the word trouvaille. Rajiv Tarigopula, a twelve-year-old seventh-grader from Sperreng Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri, misspelled odylic in Round 14, and was thereby eliminated, placing fourth. Elicia Chamberlin of Wilton, New Hampshire, and Marshall Winchester of Waxhaw, North Carolina, were eliminated in Round 11, thereby tying for fifth place. Chamberlin misspelled rupicaprine, and Winchester misspelled serang.
'Riant' wins eighth-grader first place in spelling bee ; It's on to Washington, D.C., for Casey Middle School boy who beat 18 students for 3rd victory in as many years
Mar 05, 2012; Nabeel Rahman, at 13, is now a certifiable local legend. The Casey Middle School eighth-grader's place in local lore was secured...