Thirteen Year Old Kansas Girl Wins National Spelling Bee With Word You Knew in Sunday School

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:25 am May 29, 2009

From the instant she heard the word, you could tell Kavya Shivashankar knew it: “Laodicean” was her ticket to $40,000 in cash, a big shiny trophy, and everlasting glory after a drawn out contest featuring some surprising exits. She ditched the glasses from a few years ago, too. Now she wants to be a neurosurgeon.

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