The Scripps National Spelling Bee draws contestants from all over the world. They are all young students (8th grade or younger). This year marked the 81st spelling bee. Sameer Mishra is a 13-year-old from West Lafayette, IN. He had competed in the bee four times before. But I’ll bet he’d never been asked to spell a word like this. Sameer went on to win $35,000 cash and more than $5,000 in other prizes.
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