Spelling Bees and Indian-Americans

Yesterday, Sukanya Roy from South Abington Township, Pa., won the at the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy. Find out more about this at the Evri page on the Bee . Here’s a good story from the Evri page: Pa. girl aces ‘cymotrichous’ to win Spelling Bee – The Denver Post

I’m really glad that the finals are carried on ESPN for the last few years. Turns out it’s the 4th year in a row that Indian-Americans have won the National Spelling Bee! Slate has a piece on “Why Are Indian Kids So Good At Spelling?”

If you’d like to test yourself, try the mock bee . For one reason why good spelling and grammar is useful, read “Awsum Shoes! Is it ethical to fix grammatical and spelling errors in Internet reviews?”

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