Friday, May. 29, 2009

2009 - "Laodicean"

Definition: lukewarm or indifferent in politics or religion

Winner: 13-year-old Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kans., the first Kansas native to become Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. Shivashankar later told reporters that former champion Nupur Lala, who won in 1999 and was featured in the 2002 Oscar-nominated documentary Spellbound, had inspired her to compete.