Texan from India beats Texan from India to win Spelling Bee

Grace Parrott of Ketchikan, and Daniel Doudnavo of Fairbanks placed high in this year's National Spelling Bee

Naysa Modi, left, of Frisco, Texas and Rohan Raja of Irving, Texas, react to the news that they have advanced to the final rounds of the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 31, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Nemmani also continued a longtime trend by becoming the 14th champion or co-champion of South Asian descent the bee has had in 11 consecutive years, The Washington Post reported.

Google launched the report with the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee running Tuesday to Thursday.

Not knowing a word doesn't always mean a speller will get it wrong - the savviest competitors can piece together a word by relying on their knowledge of roots and language patterns.

The 14-year-old from McKinney, Texas, beat out 516 spellers this year, the highest number of competitors in the bee's decades-long history.

Mattie's father, Hollis, told The Telegram Wednesday before the final round announcement that she was relieved after spelling her two words correctly onstage.

And Bailly got his well-deserved recognition during the finals when he quoted the song "Shake It Off" for the sample sentence for the word "pseudepigrapha", which Abhijay Kodali, 11, of Flower Mound, Texas, spelled correctly.

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The bee had 519 spellers participating in rounds one and two, and 452 take part in round three.

Google Trends has a released a new map of "America's Most Misspelled Words", and the word that CT residents search for the most is "sincerely".

Also new this year: Breaks for the voice of the Scripps Bee, Jacques Bailly - or "Dr. Bailly" to numerous spellers.

"A lot of people wanted to interview us, but that didn't really put any pressure on me", Atman said.

Remmers said her daughter, a seventh-grader at Target Range School, was watching her face when she was on the phone. She'll be 13 and in eighth grade, which is the final school year that spellers are eligible.

Several states are unclear as to how to spell "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", and it's easy to see why.

Simone qualified for the national bee by winning the Miami Herald's annual competition.

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