This Indian-origin girl created history, won the prestigious National Spelling Bee Competition

Harini Logan, a 14-year-old Indian-American from Texas, Class VIII, defeated Vikram of Indian origin by telling the correct pronunciation of 21 words out of 26.

India’s sting has once again struck in America. This time a girl has done wonders. A 14-year-old Indian-American Harini Logan, a class VIII resident of Texas, won the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition by correctly spelling and meaning 22 words in 90 seconds. Not only this he defeated another Indian Vikram Raju to win this prestigious competition. For this victory, Logan received a prize money of $ 50,000 (about Rs 38 lakh), the Scripps Cup trophy and prizes from Merriam-Webster and Encyclopdia Britannica. While 12-year-old Vikram Raju from Denver won the second place prize of $25,000.

Let us tell you that the Scripps National Spelling Bee is a competition in which students of primary and secondary schools are required to spell English words within a few seconds. Due to the corona pandemic, the competition was canceled in 2020. However, this competition was done online in the year 2021 with some changes. Children of Indian origin dominated the most in this competition. In the 90 second spell-off, it is seen how many words can be correctly spelled by a contestant in this time limit. Harini Logan spelled 21 out of 26 words correctly. At the same time, Vikram spelled 15 out of 19 words correctly.

It is worth mentioning that Harini is also special because once her journey ended in the middle. Harini won this competition when she got another chance. Not only this, children of Indian origin also dominated the third and fourth places in this competition. 13-year-old Vihaan Sibal of Texas finished third and 13-year-old Saharsh Vuppala, a student of eighth grade in Washington, finished fourth.

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