Spelling Bee

NYC Spelling Bee

2 NYC Spelling Bee Winners Move On To National Championship

The day started with 68 competitors. The pack was eventually whittled down to one, but the two runners up didn’t make it easy for fifth grader Anil Singh.


NYC Spelling Bee

NYC Students Compete For Spot In National Spelling Bee

Some of New York City’ smartest kids took part in a very big word game Wednesday.


Arvind V. Mahankali, representing New York, thinks during the championship round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City’s Arvind Mahankali Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

After years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali conquered his nemesis, German, to become the champion speller in the English language.


Arvind Mahankali (credit: CBS 2)

Arvind Mahankali Wins New York Spelling Bee For 3rd Straight Time

Arvind said he got his first taste of spelling success — in his words — “a long time back in 2nd grade,” when his teacher held a class spelling bee.