Friday, May. 29, 2009

2008 - "Guerdon"

Definition: something that one has earned or gained

Winner: 13-year-old Sameer Mishra of West Lafayette, Ind. Spelling runs in his family: Sameer's older sister had tried three times to capture the title, and this was his own fourth and final attempt. Earlier in the competition, he had made a name for himself after he misunderstood a word.