Spelling Bee Winner From Queens Honored At City HallArvind Mahankali from Bayside Hills correctly spelled "knaidel,'' a German-derived Yiddish word for a small mass of leavened dough, to win the 86th version of the competition.
New York City's Arvind Mahankali Wins Scripps National Spelling BeeAfter years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali conquered his nemesis, German, to become the champion speller in the English language.

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