Friday, May 30, 2008

Indiana boy spells 'guerdon' to win national bee

Sameer Mishra, in yellow shirt, of Lafayette, Ind., celebrates with his family after correctly spelling "guerdon" to win the 2008 Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.
CHUCK KENNEDY: MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE

We can all relax and take a breath, now. the suspense is over.
A 13-year-old boy has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "guerdon."

Sameer Mishra of West Lafayette, Ind., bested 287 other entrants to take first prize. He will receive $35,000 in cash plus more than $5,000 in other prizes.
Congratulations to all the participants.

Indiana boy spells 'guerdon' to win national bee