Snigdha Nandipati spells 'guetapens' to win 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee
The bee came down to two female spellers, Nandipati and Stuti Mishra, who misspelled "schwarmerei" in Round 12, leaving the door open for Nandipati if she spelled her next word correctly.
Nandipati is an aspiring psychiatrist or neurosurgeon and is the 5th consecutive Indian-American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Her prizes include $30,000 in cash, a trophy, a $2,500 savings bond, a $5,000 scholarship, $2,600 in reference works from the Encyclopedia Britannica and an online language course.
Congratulations to Snigdha!