Snigdha Nandipati is the fifth Indian-American in a row to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 14-year old spelled 'guetapens,' which means ambush or trap. (link with video)
(Blatantly stolen from Sigep.org, the HQ Website)
This Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 8 p.m. EST, the finals of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will be broadcast live in Washington, D.C., on ESPN. For the seventh year, the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation will present a $5,000 college scholarship to the winner. Board of Governors member Anthony Balestrieri, George Washington ‘03, will bestow the scholarship at the closing banquet on Friday night, June 1.
The Educational Foundation sponsors the Scripps National Spelling Bee because SigEp believes that when students improve their spelling, they increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. This principle aligns with SigEp’s goal to be a valued partner in higher education. Good spelling provides a basis for education and communication, which are building blocks for success, credibility and leadership.
Coverage of the semifinals begins at 10:00 a.m. EST, and the finals start at 8:00 p.m. EST. You will see SigEp listed as a sponsor during these broadcasts. Please give the Bee your attention and support.
Many past winners have made an appearance at the biennial SigEp Conclave, and we look forward to the 2012 and 2013 winners joining us in August 2013 in Dallas.
Read more fascinating facts about the spelling bee and this year’s competitors.