Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee
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The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions.
"It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said.
"I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.
It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.
Photo: Associated Press
It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.