Not as simple as ABC
Aditya Chemudupaty, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Nolan Ryan Junior High School in Pearland, made the top 10 in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was nationally broadcast on ABC (Channel 13) Friday night. But the teenager, wearing a hoodie bearing the name of his school, was stumped by the world "engysseismology." (It's a geophysical science that deals with the records of earthquake shocks registered in or near the region of disturbance.)
Anamika Veeramani, a 14-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio, won the spelling bee after correctly spelling "stromuhr," a medical device that measures the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery.
She is the third consecutive Indian-American winner and the eighth in the last 12 years.