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Sukanya Roy Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

Sukanya Roy Spelling Bee 2011

First Posted: 06/03/11 12:26 AM ET Updated: 08/02/11 06:12 AM ET

Sukanya Roy has won the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The 14-year-old from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, spelled cymotrichous correctly to win the Bee. The word is an adjective which means having wavy hair.

According to NESN, as "[the champion] finished the word -- a word she admitted to knowing -- she broke out into a huge smile."

This year's Spelling Bee brought 275 competitors ranging in age from 8 to 15 from all over the world, according to the Scripps Spelling Bee website.

Find Roy's official Spelling Bee page here.

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Filed by Craig Kanalley  |