Friday, May 29, 2009

Aspiring neurosurgeon from Kansas is top speller

"Toto, I have a feeling we aren't in Kansas anymore"

Congratulations to Kavya Shivashankar, the newest champion of the National Spelling Bee.
On her fourth and final try, the Kansas girl who flashed a sweet smile with every word won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, outlasting 10 other finalists to take home more than $40,000 in cash and prizes and, of course, the huge champion's trophy.
One of the awards she will receive for winning is a $5000 Scholarship from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Education Foundation. And a trip to Orlando for Conclave (Its not Disney World, but, hey, you take what you get).

Aspiring neurosurgeon from Kansas is top speller - Yahoo! News